marginal ridge

(redirected from crista marginalis dentis)

mar·gi·nal ridge

[TA]
the rounded borders that form the mesial and distal margins of the occlusal surface of a tooth.

marginal ridge

an elevation of enamel that forms the proximal boundary of the occlusal surface of a tooth.

mar·gi·nal ridge

(mahr'ji-năl rij) [TA]
1. An elevation of enamel that forms the proximal boundaries of the occlusal surface of premolars and molars.
2. An elevation on the mesial and distal portions of the lingual surface and, occasionally, the labial surface of incisors.

mar·gi·nal ridge

(mahr'ji-năl rij) [TA]
Rounded edges of a tooth where the occlusal surface meets the mesial or distal surfaces and forms a ridge or crest.
Synonym(s): marginal crest of tooth [TA] , crista marginalis dentis.

marginal ridge,

n See ridge, marginal.