desmodentium

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des·mo·den·ti·um

(des'mō-den'tē-ŭm), [TA]
The collagen fibers, running from the cementum to the alveolar bone, that suspend a tooth in its socket; they include apical, oblique, horizontal, and alveolar crest fibers, indicating that the orientation of the fibers varies at different levels.

des·mo·den·ti·um

(des'mō-den'tē-ŭm) [TA]
The collagen fibers, running from the cementum to the alveolar bone, which suspend a tooth in its socket; they include apical, oblique, horizontal, and alveolar crest fibers, indicating that the orientation of the fibers varies at different levels.

des·mo·den·ti·um

, desmodontium (des'mō-den'tē-ŭm, -don'tē-ŭm) [TA]
Collagen fibers, running from cementum to alveolar bone, which suspend a tooth in its socket; include apical, oblique, horizontal, and alveolar crest fibers.
Synonym(s): periodontal fiber.
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