base-plate

baseplate

[beys-pleyt]
noun
2.
Dentistry.
a.
a sheet of plastic material for making trial denture plates.
b.
the portion of a denture in contact with the jaw.
3.
Metallurgy. a plate of metal to be clad with another metal.

Origin:
1875–80; base1 + plate1

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baseplate base·plate (bās'plāt')
n.

  1. The portion of an artificial denture in contact with the jaw.

  2. A temporary form representing the base of a denture and used to help establish jaw relationships and the arrangement of teeth.

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