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furcation

 [fur-ka´shun]
the anatomical area where the roots divide on a multirooted tooth.

fur·ca·tion

(fŭr-kā'shŭn),
1. A forking, or a forklike part or branch.
2. In dental anatomy, the region of a multirooted tooth at which the roots divide.
[L. furca, fork]

furcation

/fur·ca·tion/ (fur-ka´shun) the anatomical area of a multirooted tooth where the roots divide.

furcation

[fərkā′shən]
Etymology: L, furca, fork
the region of division of tooth root. It is a bifurcation if there are two roots or a trifurcation if there are three roots.

fur·ca·tion

(fŭr-kā'shŭn)
1. A forking, or a forklike part or branch.
2. dentistry The region of a multirooted tooth where the roots divide.
[L. furca, fork]

fur·ca·tion

(fŭr-kā'shŭn)
In dental anatomy, the region of a multirooted tooth at which the roots divide.
[L. furca, fork]

furcation (furkā´shən),

n the region of division of the root portion of a tooth.
furcation defects,
n.pl the structural defects that occur in the region of the division of the root of a tooth into two, three, or four divisions. Generally, these constitute a communication channel between the pulp and the periodontal space.
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Furcation.

furcation

the area where roots join the crown in a tooth with multiple roots.

furcation exposure
a classification of the degree of exposure accessible with a periodontal probe. Used in periodontal charting.