periodontal membrane fiber n.
Any of the collagen fibers that run from the cementum to the alveolar bone and suspend a tooth in its socket.
[per-ee-uh-don-shuh m, -shee-uh m] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn ʃəm, -ʃi əm/ noun, plural periodontia [per-ee-uh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/ (Show IPA) 1. the bone, connective tissue, and gum surrounding and supporting a tooth. [per-ee-uh-don-tiks] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of dentistry dealing with the study […]
[per-ee-uh-don-tiks] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tɪks/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of dentistry dealing with the study and treatment of diseases of the periodontium. /ˌpɛrɪəˈdɒntɪks/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases affecting the tissues and structures that surround teeth Also called periodontology n. 1948, from periodontia […]
[per-ee-uh-don-tist] /ˌpɛr i əˈdɒn tɪst/ noun 1. a specialist in . n. 1913; see periodontal + -ist. periodontist per·i·o·don·tist (pěr’ē-ə-dŏn’tĭst) n. A dentist who specializes in periodontics.
[per-ee-oh-don-tahy-tis] /ˌpɛr i oʊ dɒnˈtaɪ tɪs/ noun, Dentistry. 1. inflammation of the caused by bacteria that infect the roots of teeth and the surrounding gum crevices, producing bleeding, pus formation, and gradual loss of bone and the tissues that support the teeth. Compare (def 2). n. 1842; see periodontal + -itis. periodontitis per·i·o·don·ti·tis (pěr’ē-ō’dŏn-tī’tĭs) n. […]