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Medical Term:

posterior palatal seal area


Definition: the soft tissues along the junction of the hard and soft palates on which pressure within the physiologic limits of the tissues can be applied by a denture to aid in the retention of the denture.

Synonym(s): post dam area, postpalatal seal area

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