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articulator (s) (noun), articulators (pl)
1. In anatomy, a device for effecting a joint-like union.
2. A part of the vocal organs that helps to form speech sounds. Active articulators include the pharynx, soft palate, lips, and tongue, while the passive articulators include the upper teeth, the alveolar ridge, and the hard palate.
3. In dentistry, a mechanical device, representing the jaws, to which casts may be attached: The dentist uses one or more articulators which can be used in the making of dentures.
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