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Medical Term:

dento-alveolar syndesmosis


Definition: the fibrous joint by which the root of a tooth is fixed into the dental alveoli or sockets of the alveolar part of the mandible by the periodontium.

Synonym(s): articulatio dentoalveolaris, dentoalveolar joint, gompholic joint

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