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Synonyms for prism

a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms

optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz

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The tooth surface after exposure to orange juice appeared to affect the enamel prisms being exposed and this was visible at all the three magnifications (Figure-2).
Directions and interrelationships of enamel prisms from the sides of human teeth.
11) The side effects of peroxides on enamel include increased enamel porosity, pitting, erosion, demineralization of the periphery of enamel prisms and mineral loss promoted by the decrease in the inorganic content.
The association of high fever with enamel hypomineralisation during infancy has recently been explained by an experimental study showing that persistent high fever influenced the process of enamel formation, producing disorientation of enamel prisms and crystal-free areas [Tunk et al.
Since it was possible to remove a piece of the diseased tissue for histopathological examination, we observed thin areas of hypocalcified enamel with irregularly arranged enamel prisms (CHO, 2006; NICODEMO et al.
Enamel prisms smeared 1980 2000 Coarse prophy 1 4-5 [micro]m enamel paste 1981 20 psi Varies 1 5.
The research team compared proline repeats in amphibian and animal models and discovered that when the repeats are short, such as in frogs, teeth will not have the enamel prisms that are responsible for the strength of human enamel.