gomphosis | definition

What is Gomphosis?

  • type of fibrous joint in which the root of a tooth is anchored into its bony jaw socket by strong periodontal ligaments
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Betts, J. G., Young, K. A., Wise, J. A., Johnson, E., Poe, B., Kruse, D. H., … DeSaix, P. (n.d.). Anatomy and Physiology. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at: https://openstax.org/details/books/anatomy-and-physiology

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