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junctional epithelium

 

Definition: a wedge-shaped collar of epithelial cells attached to the tooth surface and to the gingival connective tissue; its coronal aspect forms the base of the gingival crevice.

Synonym(s): epithelial attachment of Gottlieb, epithelial attachment

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