corticalosteotomy
An osteotomy through the cortex at the base of the dentoalveolar segment, which serves to weaken the resistance of the bone to the application of orthodontic forces.

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cor·ti·cal·os·te·ot·o·my (kor″tĭ-kəl-os″te-otґə-me) osteotomy through the bone cortex at the base of the dentoalveolar segment, which serves to weaken the resistance of the bone to the application of orthodontic forces.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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