articulation

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articulation ar·tic·u·la·tion (är-tĭk'yə-lā'shən)
n.

  1. The place of anatomical union, usually movable, between two or more bones.

  2. A joining or connecting together loosely so as to allow motion between the parts.

  3. Distinct connected speech or enunciation.

  4. The contact relationship of the occlusal surfaces of the teeth during jaw movement.

  5. Placement of artificial teeth on a denture base so that the teeth approximate normal position and contact.

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