retromolar papilla

retromolar papilla
a small papilla of gingival tissue located at the foot of the ramus of the mandible and attached to the most inferior part of the anterior border of the ramus.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • retromolar pad — a mass of tissue, often pear shaped, located at the distal termination of the mandibular residual ridge, and made up of the retromolar papilla and the retromolar glandular prominence …   Medical dictionary

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