dentoperiosteal fiber

dentoperiosteal fiber

[den′tōper′ē·os′tē·əl]
Etymology: L, dens + Gk, peri, around, osteon bone
any of the many peridental connective tissue fibers that emerge from the supraalveolar part of the cementum of a tooth and extend apically beyond the alveolar crest into the mucoperiosteum of the attached gingiva.