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Rod

A rarely used unit of length in the U.S. system equal to five and a half feet.
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rod

A linear unit of measurement equal to 161/2 feet.

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Followed by it a strip of cellophane tape is adhered on to the etched surface and kept it for 15 minutes, a piece of cotton is used to rub the tape over the etched surface for better adaptation and proper collection of impression of enamel rod end patterns.
Each tooth print generated by the software was composed of series of lines representing arrangement of enamel rod ends on surface of tooth.
Another potential cause for higher failure in the buccal and palatal surfaces could be the enamel rods direction at those surfaces as in buccal or lingual surface cavity preparation; only the sides of the enamel rods are exposed.