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Medical Term:

dentoperiosteal fiber group


type I collagen fibers collected into fiber bundles within the subepithelial connective tissue of the gingiva; they extend from the cementum of the cervix of the tooth, pass over the crest of the alveolus, and insert into the periosteum of the cortical plate of the alveolus.

See Also: gingival principal fiber groups

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