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Festoon

Festoon

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.

Origin: thr. Fr. Fr. L. Festum, festival, hence festive decorations


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