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Medical Term:

retentive fulcrum line

 

Definition:

  1. an imaginary line connecting the retentive points of clasp arms on retaining teeth adjacent to mucosa-borne denture bases;
  2. an imaginary line connecting the retentive points of clasp arms, around which line the denture tends to rotate when subjected to forces such as the pull of sticky foods.
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