continuous bar retainer n.
A metal bar, usually resting on lingual surfaces of teeth, to aid in their stabilization and to act as an indirect retainer after orthodontic treatment.
- Continuous capillary
continuous capillary n. A blood capillary found in muscle, in which small caveolae are numerous and pores are absent.
noun, Metallurgy. 1. a technique of casting ingots, bars, etc., in which the metal is poured into an open-ended mold, being withdrawn as it solidifies so that the solid portion of the piece retains the fluid portion within the mold.
- Continuous creation
noun 1. the theory that matter is being created continuously in the universe See steady-state theory 2. the theory that animate matter is being continuously created from inanimate matter
- Continuous-expansion engine
[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh s-ik-span-shuh n] /kənˈtɪn yu əs ɪkˈspæn ʃən/ noun 1. a steam engine in which a high-pressure cylinder is partly exhausted into a low-pressure cylinder during each stroke.