Pronunciation: (är-tik'yu-lā"tur), [key]
1. a person or thing that articulates.
2. Phonet.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. Dentistry.a mechanical device, representing the jaws, to which casts may be attached: used in the making of dentures.
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