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Chronic abscess

Abscess of comparatively slow development with minimal evidence of inflammation. Symptoms include intermittent discharge of purulent matter and long‐ standing…

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Chronic

Continuing over a long period of time or recurring frequently.. Used to describe a disease state of long duration. Persisting…

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Chromosome

One of the nuclear bodies that carries hereditary factors in cells. There are 46 in humans. Long pieces of DNA…

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Chroma

The purity of a color, or its departure from white or gray. The intensity of a distinctive hue; saturation of…

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Chondroitin sulfate

Plays a major role in maintaining the high osmotic tension essential to the elasticity of hyalin cartilage. Hyalin cartilage is…

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Chondrocyte

Mature cartilage‐forming cell embedded in cartilage. Highly specialized connective tissue designed to withstand high compressive forces. Cartilage is nourished via…

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Chlorhexidine gluconate

A bis‐biguanide antimicrobial, used as an oral rinse or local antiseptic. Its mechanism of action involves the lysis of bacterial…

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Chi‐square test

A statistical method used to determine whether observed frequencies are significantly different from expected frequencies and whether there is a…

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Chisel

An instrument with a beveled cutting edge used for cutting or cleaving hard tissue.

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Chin graft

A bone graft harvested from the facial aspect of the mandibular symphyseal area, between the mental foramina, apical to the…

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