lingual groove


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lin·gual groove

(linggwăl grūv)
A linear area or depression found on the lingual surface of maxillary molars, extending from the occlusal third to the middle third of the tooth.
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arrow, tongue-like filiform papilla; downward-facing dart arrow, conical filiform papilla; upward-facing dart arrow, lingual wall; arrowhead, lingual groove; star, filiform papilla root.
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The analy- sis of clinical and radiographic characteristics of the double teeth showed three morphological types, large crown with a large root and root canal with labio- lingual grooves, two fused crowns with deep labio- lingual grooves and two roots and a partially vertical separated large crown with single root and with labio- lingual grooves.