paradentium


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per·i·o·don·ti·um

, pl.

per·i·o·don·ti·a

(per'ē-ō-don'shē-ŭm, -shē-ă), [TA]
The connective tissue that surrounds the tooth root and attaches it to its bony socket; it consists of fibers anchored in the cementum and extending into the alveolar bone; the tissues that surround and support the teeth, including the gingivae, cementum, desmodentium, periodontal fibrs, and alveolar and supporting bone.
[L. fr. peri- + G. odous, tooth]

paradentium

See periodontium (def. 1).

per·i·o·don·ti·um

, peridentium,pl. periodontia, peridentia (perē-ō-donshē-ŭm, -denshē-ŭm, -donshē-ă, -denshē-ă) [TA]
Connective tissue that surrounds tooth root and attaches it to its bony socket; consists of fibers anchored in cementum and extending into alveolar bone; tissues that surround and support teeth, including gingivae, cementum, desmodentium, periodontal fibers, and alveolar and supporting bone.
Synonym(s): alveolar periosteum, alveolodental membrane, gingivodental ligament, paradentium, peridental membrane.
[L. fr. peri- + G. odous, tooth]