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articulator
1. In anatomy, a device for effecting a joint-like union.
2. A person or thing that articulates.
3. A movable organ; such as, the tongue, lips, or uvula; the action of which is involved in the production of speech sounds.
4. A part of the vocal organs that helps 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.
5. In dentistry, a mechanical device, representing the jaws, to which casts may be attached which is used in the making of dentures.
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