ridge


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to ridge: ridge roof

ridge

 [rij]
a linear projection or projecting structure; a crest.
alveolar ridge a bony ridge of the maxilla or mandible, the part of the alveolar process that contains the alveoli; called also alveolar crest.
dental ridge any linear elevation on the crown of a tooth.
Dental ridges in a maxillary molar. From Dorland's, 2000.
dermal r's ridges of the skin produced by the projecting papillae of the corium on the palm of the hand and sole of the foot, producing a fingerprint and footprint characteristic of the individual; called also cristae cutis.
genital ridge the more medial part of the urogenital ridge, giving rise to the gonad.
healing ridge an indurated ridge that normally forms deep to the skin along the length of a healing wound.
incisal ridge the part of the crown of an anterior tooth that makes up the actual incisal portion; see incisal surface, under surface.
interureteric ridge a fold on mucous membrane extending across the bladder between the ureteric orifices.
mammary ridge an ectodermal thickening in early embryos, along which the mammary glands subsequently develop.
mesonephric ridge the more lateral portion of the urogenital ridge, giving rise to the mesonephros.
oblique ridge a variable linear elevation obliquely crossing the occlusive surface of a maxillary molar.
urogenital ridge a longitudinal ridge in the embryo, lateral to the mesentery.

ridge

(rij), [TA]
1. A linear elevation, usually rough.
See also: crest.
2. dentistry any linear elevation on the surface of a tooth.
3. The remainder of the alveolar process and its soft tissue covering after the teeth are removed.
[A. S. hyrcg, back, spine]

ridge

(rĭj)
n.
A long, narrow, or crested part of the body: the ridge of the nose.

ridge

(rij) [TA]
1. A linear elevation.
See also: crest
2. dentistry Any linear elevation on the surface of a tooth.
3. The remainder of the alveolar process and its soft tissue covering after the teeth are removed.
[A. S. hyrcg, back, spine]

ridge

(rij) [TA]
1. Linear elevation, usually rough.
See also: crest
2. In dentistry, any linear elevation on tooth surface.
3. Remainder of alveolar process and its soft tissue covering after teeth are removed.
[A. S. hyrcg, back, spine]

Patient discussion about ridge

Q. what causes ridges in fingernails center of nail is splitting down the middle toward the nail bed.

A. Vertical ridges that appear on the nail can indicate disorders as simple as iron deficiency, poor absorption of vitamins and nutrients, overall poor health or they could indicate something as serious as kidney trouble.
it might be wise to get a blood test.

More discussions about ridge
References in periodicals archive ?
Thereby, the mental foramen can be located more precisely in both the horizontal and vertical dimensions.13 A method for measuring the rate of residual resorption, using orthopantamogram, was given by Wical and Swoope.14 In a study conducted by Karaagaclioglu et al15, the percentage of decreased mandibular ridge height was found to be 21.88% with edentulous age.
The combination expands Blue Ridge's presence into central Virginia through the addition of VCB's seven branches and will add approximately USD 252m in assets, USD 168m in loans, and USD 223m in deposits to Blue Ridge.
The 7thFleet staff welcomed the residents of Barangay Blue Ridge B led by Barangay Chairman Sessan Castro-Lee and several other barangay officials for a ship tour on March 17.
Attorney Jon McLanahan is representing Timber Ridge. He said the claims are ridiculous, adding that he intentionally used that word.
And things just got better with the addition of the Eagle Ridge Town Center.
The Bailey Ridge court, relying on the four factor test above, enjoined two separate litigations against non-debtors.
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Feb 5 ( ANI ): The historic Ridge in the hilly town of Shimla has developed fresh cracks, threatening centuries-old heritage.
Ridge planting was evaluated in comparison with bed planting and drill sowing, and 17-24% higher wheat yield was observed with bed panting in comparison with the conventional method of broadcasting.
Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) forced Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) to tell him where Eric (John McCook) was on the CBS soap, because he was worried about his safety since he has been with Sheila (Kimberlin Brown).
Difficulty: Easy Length: 2 miles/1 hour 1 Go out of Bryn Aber car park and turn left, over the bridge and on to the shingle ridge. The ridge, known as Esgair Gemlyn, was formed by the process of longshore drift.
Ridges in sea ice and the convergent forces that form them are a serious hazard to ships traveling in the Arctic, but few studies have examined ridge distribution at a basin level in the Canadian Arctic.