1. v. To shape and contour a denture base material to simulate the natural contour of the tissues including the gingival tissues replaced by the appliance.
2. n. The shape of a prosthesis which simulates that of natural tissues.
3. n. The vertical grooving of bone during osseous surgery.
4. n. Semi-lunar enlargements of the marginal gingivae (see McCall's festoons).
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