dental alveolus

alveolus dentalis [TA] one of the cavities or sockets in the alveolar process of the mandible or maxilla, in which the roots of the teeth are held by fibers of the periodontal ligament. Called also alveolar cavity and tooth socket. See also alveoli dentales mandibulae and alveoli dentales maxillae.

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