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Medical Term:

retromolar pad


Definition: 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

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