tooth socket

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tooth sock·et

[TA]
a socket in the alveolar process of the maxilla or mandible, into which each tooth fits and is suspended by means of the periodontal ligament.
Synonym(s): alveolus dentalis [TA], alveolus (4)

tooth sock·et

(tūth sok'ĕt) [TA]
An opening in the alveolar process of the maxilla or mandible, into which each tooth fits and is attached by means of the periodontal ligament.
Synonym(s): alveolus (4) [TA] .

tooth sock·et

(tūth sok'ĕt) [TA]
Socket in alveolar process of maxilla or mandible, into which each tooth fits and is suspended by means of periodontal ligament.
Synonym(s): alveolus dentalis [TA] , alveolus (1) .

socket

a hollow into which a corresponding part fits.

dry socket
alveolar osteitis.
tooth socket