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dental arch

dental arch in Medicine

dental arch n.

  1. The curved composite structure of natural dentition.

  2. The teeth that are supported by the alveolar part of the mandible; inferior dental arch. Also called mandibular dentition.

  3. The teeth that are supported by the alveolar process of the maxillae; superior dental arch. Also called maxillary dentition.

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