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festoon

 [fes-to̳n´]
a carving in the base material of a denture that simulates the contours of the natural tissues it is replacing.

fes·toon

(fes-tūn'),
1. A carving in the base material of a denture that simulates the contours of the natural tissue that is being replaced by the denture.
2. A distinguishing characteristic of certain hard tick species, consisting of small rectangular areas separated by grooves along the posterior margin of the dorsum of both males and females.
[thr. Fr. fr. L. festum, festival, hence festive decorations]

festoon

/fes·toon/ (fes-tldbomacn´) a carving in the base material of a denture that simulates the contours of the natural tissues being replaced.

festoon

Etymology: Fr, feston, scallop
a carving in the base material of a denture that simulates the contours of the external root curvatures as seen in natural gingival tissues. See also gingival festoon, McCall's festoon.

fes·toon

(fes-tūn')
1. A carving in the base material of a denture that simulates the contours of the natural tissue that is being replaced by the denture.
2. A distinguishing characteristic of certain hard tick species, consisting of small rectangular areas separated by grooves along the posterior margin of the dorsum of both males and females.

fes·toon

(fes-tūn')
Sculpting of denture base material to simulate natural contours of tissue, including the free and attached gingiva replaced by the appliance.

festoon(s) (festoon´),

n a carving in the base material of a denture that simulates the contours of the natural tissues being replaced by the denture.
festoon, gingival,
n the distinct rounding and enlargement of the margins of the gingival tissue found in early gingival involvement.
festoons, McCall's,
n.pr enlargements of the gingival margins that may be associated with occlusal trauma.

festoon

a dermal papilla denuded of epithelial cells protruding into a vesicle or bulla. Seen in bullous pemphigoid and drug eruptions.
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Large buffalo-skins trimmed around the edges with red cloth cut into festoons, covered the back of the sleigh, and were spread over its bottom and drawn up around the feet of the travellers - one of whom was a man of middle age and the other a female just entering upon womanhood.
Norris; "the curtain will be hung in a day or two-- there is very little sense in a play without a curtain-- and I am much mistaken if you do not find it draw up into very handsome festoons.
Here and there was one of those uncomfortable tributes to elegance in which the upholsterer's art, in France, is so prolific; a curtain recess with a sheet of looking-glass in which, among the shadows, you could see nothing; a divan on which, for its festoons and furbelows, you could not sit; a fireplace draped, flounced, and frilled to the complete exclusion of fire.
There were other lumps and festoons and things like decayed tree-trunks studded on the face of the rock, the old combs of past years, or new cities built in the shadow of the windless gorge, and huge masses of spongy, rotten trash had rolled down and stuck among the trees and creepers that clung to the rock- face.
As substitutes, I had four angels, of Queen Anne's reign, taking a complacent gentleman to heaven, in festoons, with some difficulty; and a composition in needlework representing fruit, a kettle, and an alphabet.
There were festoons of rope-ladders - none so ingenious as ours - and then at last there was something that the clerk knew all.
She was badly deflated, and dropped among trees, over which her empty central gas-bags spread in canopies and festoons.
He swept up the soft festoons of plaits and fastened in the tall comb (to such uses do men come
Overhead was the week's washing, hanging in festoons so low that Martin did not see at first the two men talking in a corner.