Sharpey's fiber


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Sharpey's fiber

Etymology: William Sharpey, Scottish anatomist, 1802-1880
any of the many collagenous bundles of fibers of the periodontal ligament that become embedded in the cementum during its formation.

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No Sharpey's fibers were seen at the attachment of the muscle to the interosseous ligament; to the contrary, there was a smooth transition from striated muscle fibers to the dense connective tissue of the interosseous ligament.
Specifically, no Sharpey's fibers were observed in the junction between the striated muscle and the interosseous ligament.