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Meisterstumpf

English translation: master die

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German term or phrase:Meisterstumpf
English translation:master die
Entered by: Rowan Morrell
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10:25 Jul 19, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical: Dentistry / Dentistry
German term or phrase: Meisterstumpf
This is from a text about dentistry. Thankfully the rest of the job is fairly general. BTW, does anyone know of a good dental dictionary. Now and again I translate texts for an agency which mention a few dental terms, but no sufficiently so that it would be worth shelling out lots of money. I know of the online Infodent dictionary, but that's about it really.

Die nach dem Galvanisierungsprozess ausgearbeiteten Strukturen werden auf die Meisterstümpfe aufgepasst.
Sarah Downing
Local time: 06:28
master die
Explanation:
I think "Meisterstumpf" is short for "Meisterstumpfmodell", which is a master die, primary die or original die, according to my Bucksch dental dictionary, ISBN No. 3-8304-5033-8, published by Hüthig Zahnmedizin, and which will set you back US$350 if you buy it from Amazon.com. :-(

"Stumpf" on its own is a "stump", so it may be a "master stump" as well. I suspect "master die" is more likely though.
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Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 22:28
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Thanks very much for your speedy answer. Unfortunately, the dictionary would be a bit too expensive for the few translations I do for dentistry. In English we also use "stump" in the same way as described by TService.
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master die


Explanation:
I think "Meisterstumpf" is short for "Meisterstumpfmodell", which is a master die, primary die or original die, according to my Bucksch dental dictionary, ISBN No. 3-8304-5033-8, published by Hüthig Zahnmedizin, and which will set you back US$350 if you buy it from Amazon.com. :-(

"Stumpf" on its own is a "stump", so it may be a "master stump" as well. I suspect "master die" is more likely though.

Rowan Morrell
New Zealand
Local time: 22:28
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Grading comment
Thanks very much for your speedy answer. Unfortunately, the dictionary would be a bit too expensive for the few translations I do for dentistry. In English we also use "stump" in the same way as described by TService.

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agree  xxxTService: I prefer "die". "Stumpf" is commonly used in germany as an expression for the remains of a surgically removed leg or arm.
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agree  stefana
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