festoon

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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]

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.