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Pronunciation: rij


  1. A linear elevation, usually rough.
  2. dentistry any linear elevation on the surface of a tooth.
  3. The remainder of the alveolar process and its soft tissue covering after the teeth are removed.

[A. S. hyrcg, back, spine]

See Also: crest

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