Meaning of onlay

on•lay

Pronunciation: (n.on'lā", ôn'-v.on&sylplā', ôn-), [key]
— n., v., -laid, -lay•ing.
—n.
  1. an overlay, esp. one in relief.
  2. an inlay that restores the occlusal surface of a tooth.
—v.t.
  1. to place or mount (an onlay) on a surface, esp. for decorative purposes.
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