interproximal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

inter- +‎ proximal

Adjective[edit]

interproximal (not comparable)

  1. Between the proximal parts of two adjoining surfaces, but especially between the surfaces of adjoining teeth.
    • 2013, Carole Hollins, Questions and Answers for Dental Nurses (page 44)
      Transillumination of anterior teeth, using the composite curing light placed labially to shine through the tooth and be viewed using the mouth mirror, shows up any cavities as dark interproximal shadows.

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