retention area

re·ten·tion ar·e·a

an area of a tooth provided during its preparation for restoration that will aid in holding the restoration in place.
See also: retention groove, retention point.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

re·ten·tion a·re·a

(rē-tenshŭn arē-ă)
Tooth area provided during its preparation for restoration that will aid in holding restoration in place.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Genesio said that recommendation includes the construction of a retention area on the southwest corner of the parking lot in question, which would hold much of the excess water from draining quickly into the Kings' property.
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Fleming, the board chairman, said the Grafton & Upton Railroad has put in an impermeable area under the transfer facility and is putting in a retention area to capture drainage.
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Acting for Mr Jones Tim Smith said: "Mr Jones asked for the party to follow him to the water retention area but no representatives of the school followed.
Each tile is of a cellular design, comprising a raised anti-slip surface moulded into a surrounding retention area for capturing spills from acids, alkalis, water, oils and other liquids.
91-59 overemphasized the role of penalties in the record retention area. Thus, we have tempered the discussion of penalties.
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