retromolar pad

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ret·ro·mo·lar pad

a cushioned mass of tissue, frequently pear shaped, located on the alveolar process of the mandible behind the area of the last natural molar tooth; of particular concern in fitting full dentures.
Synonym(s): pear-shaped area

ret·ro·mo·lar pad

(ret'rō-mō'lăr pad)
A cushioned mass of tissue, frequently pear-shaped, located on the alveolar process of the mandible behind the area of the last natural molar tooth.

ret·ro·mo·lar pad

(ret'rō-mō'lăr pad)
Tissue mass, posterior to prior location of third molars on mandible; posterior limit of removable denture.
Synonym(s): pear-shaped area, pear-shaped pad.