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[noun on-ley, awn-; verb on-ley, awn-] /noun ˈɒnˌleɪ, ˈɔn-; verb ɒnˈleɪ, ɔn-/

an overlay, especially one in relief.
Dentistry. an inlay that restores the occlusal surface of a tooth.
verb (used with object), onlaid, onlaying.
to place or mount (an onlay) on a surface, especially for decorative purposes.

onlay on·lay (ŏn’lā’)


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