junctional epithelium


A circular arrangement of epithelial cells occurring at the base of the gingival sulcus and attached to both the tooth and the subepithelial connective tissue.

Nearby words

  1. junction,
  2. junction box,
  3. junction city,
  4. junction nevus,
  5. junction transistor,
  6. junctura,
  7. junctural,
  8. juncturally,
  9. juncture,
  10. jundiaí

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