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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]

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

a hollow into which a corresponding part fits.

dry socket
alveolar osteitis.
tooth socket