from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A removable dental appliance, fabricated of wire and plastic, that is fitted to the palate and is used as a diagnostic or therapeutic aid in orthodontics or prosthodontics.
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- n. a removable dental appliance that is worn in the palate for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes
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He's my favorite because when he adjusts my mouthguard/biteplate/plastic thang, he makes me bite down on the tasty toxic plastic he adds to it from time to time.