from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Something laid or applied over something else, as to add relief to a surface.
- n. Medicine A graft applied to the surface of the recipient organ or structure.
- n. Dentistry A cast, usually made of gold, attached to the occlusal surface of a tooth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Anything mounted upon another or affixed to it so as to project from its surface in relief, especially in ornamental design.
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