1. A thin sheet of latex used in dentistry and oral surgery to isolate a part from the surrounding tissues and fluids.
SYN: SEE: dental dam; SEE: rubber dam
2. A barrier made of flexible material, such as latex, that prevents body fluids from entering the mouth during oral sex (cunnilingus or fellatio). It is used as a shield against sexually transmitted infections.
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