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bitewing

[bahyt-wing] /ˈbaɪtˌwɪŋ/
noun, Dentistry.
1.
a holder for x-ray film with a projecting fin that is held between the teeth so as to show the crowns of the upper and lower teeth in one picture.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; bite + wing
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  • bitewing radiographs are limited to one set every twelve months.
bitewing in Medicine

bitewing bite·wing (bīt'wĭng')
n.
A dental x-ray film having a central projection on which the teeth can close, holding it in position for the radiographic imagery of several upper and lower teeth simultaneously.

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