Gomphosis

Gomphosis is a joint that binds the teeth to bony sockets (dental alveoli) in the maxillary bone and mandible. The fibrous connection between a tooth and its socket is a periodontal ligament. Specifically, the connection is made between the maxilla or mandible to the cementum of the tooth. The motion of a gomphosis is minimal, though considerable ...
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Gomphosis

• (n.) A form of union or immovable articulation where a hard part is received into the cavity of a bone, as the teeth into the jaws.
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gomphosis

(from the article `joint`) A gomphosis is a fibrous mobile peg-and-socket joint. The roots of the teeth (the pegs) fit into their sockets in the mandible and maxilla and are ...
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gomphosis

(gom-fo´sis) a type of fibrous joint in which a conical process is inserted into a socketlike portion.
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Gomphosis

Gom·pho'sis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ..., prop., a bolting together, from ... to fasten with bolts or nails, ... bolt, nail: confer French gomphose .] (Anat.) A form of union or immovable articulation where a hard part is received into the cavity of a bone, as the teeth into the...
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Gomphosis

a form of tooth attachment in which the root is help in a bony socket by a fibrous ligament.
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gomphosis

growth of teeth into the bone cavity
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gomphosis

Type: Term Pronunciation: gom-fō′sis Definitions: 1. A form of fibrous joint in which a peglike process fits into a hole, as the root of a tooth into the socket in the alveolus. 2. The hollow part of a joint; the excavation in one bone of a joint that receives the articular end of the other bone. Synonyms: socket1, peg-and-socket articul...
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