Imbrication lines | definition of imbrication lines by Medical dictionary
imbrication lines (im″brô ika´shən līnz),
n.pl 1. the seams which are formed by overlapping layers of tissue in order to close a surgical wound.
2. slight mesiodistal ridges in the cervical third of a tooth. They are associated with the lines of Retzius in the enamel.
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The perikymata, although structures dependent on the apposition of the enamel described in many scientific texts and publications, are not found among the enamel-dependent histological terms published in the Terminologia Histologica or the terms dependent on the tooth in the Terminologia Anatomica (FCAT), and is also used indistinctly and erroneously as a synonym for the imbrication lines
(Chiego; Risnes, 1984); the latter is another omitted term.