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alveolar bone


Definition: in dentistry, the specialized bony structure that supports the teeth; it consists of the cortical bone that comprises the tooth socket into which the roots of the tooth fit, and is supported by the trabecular bone.

Synonym(s): alveolar process of maxilla

Synonym(s): alveolar supporting bone

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