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bitewing

Syllabification: bite·wing
Pronunciation: /ˈbītwiNG
 
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Definition of bitewing in English:

noun

A dental film for X-raying the crowns of upper and lower teeth simultaneously and that is held in place by a tab between the teeth.
Example sentences
  • The American public needs to see his posterior bitewings from 1973 and a current series of bitewings to better judge the authenticity of the information provided.
  • Preventative services, including cleaning, polishing, fluoride and bitewing X-rays would be 100 per cent covered by the plan.
  • Panoramic and posterior bitewing radiographs were made for 96 consecutive patients.

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