Meaning of articulator


Pronunciation: (är-tik'yu-lā"tur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that articulates.
  2. a movable organ, as the tongue, lips, or uvula, the action of which is involved in the production of speech sounds. Cf. place of articulation.
  3. a mechanical device, representing the jaws, to which casts may be attached: used in the making of dentures.
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