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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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