connector (ko-nek´tor, -tor)
In dentistry, a part of a partial denture which unites its components.
major c. a plate or bar (lingual bar, palatal bar) used for the purpose of uniting partial denture bases.
minor c. the connecting link (tang) between the major c. or base of a partial denture and other units of the prosthesis, such as clasps, indirect retainers, and occlusal rests.
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