perforating fiber

n.

Any of the bundles of collagen fibers that pass into the outer circumferential lamellae of bone or into the cementum of teeth.

Nearby words

  1. perforated substance,
  2. perforated tape,
  3. perforated ulcer,
  4. perforating abscess,
  5. perforating artery,
  6. perforating vein,
  7. perforating wound,
  8. perforation,
  9. perforation gauge,
  10. perforce


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