articulator

[ahr-tik-yuh-ley-ter]
noun
1.
a person or thing that articulates.
2.
Phonetics. a movable organ, as the tongue, lips, or uvula, the action of which is involved in the production of speech sounds. Compare place of articulation.
3.
Dentistry. a mechanical device, representing the jaws, to which casts may be attached: used in the making of dentures.

Origin:
1770–80; articulate + -or2

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articulator (ɑːˈtɪkjʊˌleɪtə)
 
n
1.  a person or thing that articulates
2.  phonetics any vocal organ that takes part in the production of a speech sound. Such organs are of two types: those that can move, such as the tongue, lips, etc (active articulators), and those that remain fixed, such as the teeth, the hard palate, etc (passive articulators)

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articulator ar·tic·u·la·tor (är-tĭk'yə-lā'tər)
n.
A mechanical device representing the temporomandibular joints and the jaw bones, used in dentistry to obtain proper articulation of artificial teeth.

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Example sentences
Harry offered little challenge to the articulator's craft, because his skeleton was already nearly fused into one piece.
Casts will be mounted in a semi-adjustable articulator using standardized measures and artificial teeth will be selected.
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