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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).

Subjects: Dentistry.

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