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a wedge-shaped collar of epithelial cells attached to the tooth surface and to the gingival connective tissue; its coronal aspect forms the base of the gingival crevice.
The link between the reflection of the junctional (gingival) epithelium and the enamel, cementum, or dentin of the tooth.
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ep·i·the·li·al at·tach·ment(epi-thēlē-ăl ă-tachmĕnt)
Junctional epithelial cells attaching the tooth to subepithelial tissues at base of gingival crevice.