syndesmosis dentoalveolaris

syndesmosis dentoalveolaris
[TA] dentoalveolar syndesmosis: one of the fibrous joints by which a tooth is held in its socket. Called also gomphosis [TA alternative].

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  • socket joint of tooth — syndesmosis dentoalveolaris …   Medical dictionary

  • Gomphosis — The permanent teeth, viewed from the right. Latin syndesmosis dentoalveolaris Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • gomphosis — A form of fibrous joint in which a peglike process fits into a hole, as the root of a tooth into the socket in the alveolus. SYN: articulatio dentoalveolaris, dentoalveolar joint, gompholic joint, peg and socket articulation, peg and socket joint …   Medical dictionary

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