Gubernacular canal | definition of gubernacular canal by Medical dictionary
a small canal located between the permanent tooth germ and the apex of the deciduous tooth, containing remnants of dental lamina and connective tissue.
gu·ber·nac·u·lar ca·nal (gūbĕr-nakyū-lăr kă-nal)
Small canal located between permanent tooth germ and apex of deciduous tooth, containing remnants of dental lamina and connective tissue.
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The follicle maintains fibrous continuity with the lamina propria of oral mucosa by "gubernacular cords", whose original positions are visible in young skulls as "gubernacular canals".
Normally, the gubernacular canals are said to guide erupting permanent teeth into their correct positions (Williams et al.).