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An ancient country of northeast Asia Minor along the southern coast of the Black Sea. Established in the fourth century bc, it flourished under Mithridates VI until his defeat by Pompey of Rome in 66.

Pon′tic (-tĭk) adj.


(Placename) denoting or relating to the Black Sea
[C15: from Latin Ponticus, from Greek, from Pontos Pontus]
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The assistant passes the tip of an explorer under bridge pontics to remove excess cement from underneath the pontics.
For example wax pontics or pre modelled occlusal surfaces are available to facilitate a wax modelling for metal casting of crowns and bridges.