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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  • Procedures to correct the condition include MAGPI repair and transverse island onlay and tube repairs.

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  • Patel RP, AR, Leone NT, Carr MC, Canning DA: Split onlay skin flap for the salvage hypospadias repair.

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  • At any rate, I made it to work and then to my dental appointment, where they put on a temporary onlay to fix a cracked molar the permanent one goes on in a couple of weeks.

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  • Students learn to use wire-edge configurations for books, enclosures, and articulated sculptures, create 3-D surfaces for book covers, boxes, and artwork using mold making and paper casting techniques, bind paper with unique metal structures, prepare paste and leather for onlay/inlay application, and construct full-leather bindings with both French and English methods.

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  • It disturbs the breadth, which is so valuable a characteristic of onlay.

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  • Couched cord or filoselle is useful in covering the raw edge of the onlay, not so much masking the joints as making them sightly.

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  • Yet another practice, and one more strictly in keeping with the onlaying of cord, was to onlay the solid also, applying, that is to say, the surface colour also in the form of pieces of silk cut to shape.

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  • Kajbafzadeh A-M, et al. Detubularized pedicled vaginal onlay flap urethroplasty: A new method for hypospadias repair of ambiguous genitalia.

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  • All procedures were laparoscopically with two techniques [intraperitoneal onlay mesh (IPOM) and two-layered "sandwich" repair].


  • The CEREC technology, which uses a variety of computer assisted technologies, enables a Smile Studio dentist to design, fabricate and fit a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a single visit.



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