retromolar pad ret·ro·mo·lar pad (rět’rō-mō’lər)
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.
noun 1. a term coined in modification of an original term that was used alone (as acoustic guitar instead of guitar ) to distinguish it from a term referring to a later development (as electric guitar ). Other examples of retronyms are snail mail and analog watch . jargon A term invented to distinguish a […]
retroocular ret·ro·oc·u·lar (rět’rō-ŏk’yə-lər) adj. Situated behind the eye.
adjective 1. affecting or operating on past events; retroactive
noun 1. a system of retrorockets on a spacecraft