the collagenous, fibrous connective tissue between the cementum of the tooth and the alveolus.
- Periodontal membrane fiber
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.