basal ridge


noun Dentistry.

a U-shaped ridge at the base of the posterior surface of the crown of a tooth.

Nearby words

  1. basal lamina,
  2. basal layer,
  3. basal metabolic rate,
  4. basal metabolism,
  5. basal reader,
  6. basal rod,
  7. basal vein,
  8. basal-cell nevus syndrome,
  9. basally,
  10. basalt

Also called cingulum.

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