junctional epithelium

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junc·tion·al ep·i·the·li·um

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.

junctional epithelium

Etymology: L, jungere, to join; Gk, epi + thele, nipple
an area of epithelial soft tissue surrounding the abutment post of a tooth. Also called attached epithelial cuff, epithelial cuff, gingival cuff.

junc·tion·al ep·i·the·li·um

(jŭngk'shŭn-ăl ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm)
Surface located at the base of the gingival sulcus. It is a cufflike nonkeratinized band of squamous epithelium encircling and affixing itself to the dental surface.

junc·tion·al ep·i·the·li·um

(jŭngk'shŭn-ăl ep'i-thē'lē-ŭm)
Wedge-shaped collar of epithelial cells attached to tooth surface and to gingival connective tissue; its coronal aspect forms base of the gingival crevice.

junctional epithelium (JE)

(ep´əthē´lēəm),
n a band of epithelial cells that surrounds the tooth and creates a seal at the gingival sulcus to hold it firmly in place.