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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: ves-tib'yu-lo-plas'te

Definition: Any of a series of surgical procedures designed to restore alveolar ridge height by lowering muscles attaching to the buccal, labial, and lingual aspects of the jaws.

[vestibulo- + G. plasso, to form]

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