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Medical Term:

alveologingival fiber group


Definition: type I collagen fibers collected into fiber bundles within the subepithelial connective tissue of the gingiva; they extend from the crest of the alveolus and insert into the dense irregular collagenous connective tissue of the attached and free gingivae.

See Also: gingival principal fiber groups

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