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(ă-tach′mĕnt)

[Fr. atachier, to fasten]

1. A device or anatomical structure linked to another.
2. In dentistry, a plastic or metal device used for retention or stabilization of a dental prosthesis, such as a partial denture.
3. An enduring psychological bond of affection.

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