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socket

 [sok´et]
a hollow into which a corresponding part fits.
dry socket a condition sometimes occurring after tooth extraction, particularly after traumatic extraction, resulting in a dry appearance of the exposed bone in the socket, due to disintegration or loss of the blood clot. It is basically a focal osteomyelitis without suppuration and is accompanied by severe pain (alveolalgia) and foul odor. Called also alveolar osteitis.

sock·et

(sok'ĕt),
1. ☆ official atlternate term for gomphosis
2. Any hollow or concavity into which another part fits, as the eye socket.
[thr. O. Fr. fr. L. soccus, a shoe, a sock]

socket

/sock·et/ (sok´it) a hollow into which a corresponding part fits.
dry socket  a condition sometimes occurring after tooth extraction, with exposure of bone, inflammation of an alveolar crypt, and severe pain.
eye socket  orbit.
tooth socket  dental alveolus.

socket

(sŏk′ĭt)
n.
Anatomy
a. The concave part of a joint that receives the end of a bone.
b. A hollow or concavity into which a part, such as the eye, fits.

socket

the part of a prosthesis into which the stump of the remaining limb fits. Most modern prosthetic sockets are made of plastic, which is odorless and lighter and easier to clean than traditional leather sockets. See also acetabulum, acromion.

sock·et

(sok'ĕt)
1. The hollow part of a joint; the excavation in one bone of a joint that receives the articular end of the other bone.
2. Any hollow or concavity into which another part fits (e.g., eye socket)
[thr. O. Fr. fr. L. soccus, a shoe, a sock]

socket

hollow/concave aspect of a joint, into which the convexity of the opposing bone fits

sock·et

(sok'ĕt)
1. The hollow part of a joint.
2. Any hollow or concavity into which another part fits.
[thr. O. Fr. fr. L. soccus, a shoe, a sock]

socket,

n 1. the hollow part of a joint; the excavation in one bone of a joint that receives the articular end of another bone.
2. a hollow or concavity into which another part fits, as the eyes.
3. an alveolus; the cavity in the alveolar process of the jaw in which the root of a tooth is fixed.
socket, dry,
n (alveolalgia, infected socket localized alveolar osteitis), an osteitis or periostitis associated with infection and disintegration of the clot after tooth extraction. Because of its painful nature, it also is called
alveolalgia.
socket, infected,
n See socket, dry.

socket

a hollow into which a corresponding part fits.

dry socket
alveolar osteitis.
tooth socket
References in classic literature ?
He retraced his steps, taking up his candle, burnt, he observed, well-nigh to the socket, and marking again, lighten it as he would, the distinctness of his footfall; after which, in a moment, he knew himself at the other side of the house.
Thuvia screamed and sprang to aid her fellow-prisoner, and at the same instant I, too, went mad, and tearing at the bars that spanned my window I ripped them from their sockets as they had been but copper wire.
Their eyes swelled in their sockets, and their gaze became confused.
This next arrival was a tall red-faced man of about fifty-five, with greyish hair and whiskers, and large eyes which stood out of their sockets.
The wax-lights were dying away in their sockets, the flowers fell unfastened from the garlands, the groups of dancers and courtiers were separating in the salons.
We took up the hoops, and began to drop them into the sockets placed for them.
The countless dismal windows, vacant and forlorn, stared, sightless, from their marble walls; the whole sad city taking on the semblance of scattered mounds of dead men's sun-bleached skulls--the casements having the appearance of eyeless sockets, the portals, grinning jaws.
He suddenly appeared at the front of his cavern, seized the iron bars in his great hairy hands and shook them until they rattled in their sockets.
At the sight of the thing--a man mauling with his bare hands one of the most relentless and fierce of the jungle carnivora--Mugambi's eyes bulged from their sockets, and from entertaining a sullen respect for the giant white man who had made him prisoner, the black felt an almost worshipping awe of Tarzan.
He seemed to be searching for something, though his eyes were unmoved in their sockets.
He could not have closed his eyes five minutes, when he was awakened by a scream, and starting up in that kind of terror which affects a person suddenly roused, saw, to his great astonishment, that his charge had struggled into a sitting posture, and with eyes almost starting from their sockets, cold dew standing on his forehead, and in a fit of trembling which quite convulsed his frame, was calling to him for help.
In a solitary chamber, or rather cell, at the top of the house, and separated from all the other apartments by a gallery and staircase, I kept my workshop of filthy creation; my eyeballs were starting from their sockets in attending to the details of my employment.