root of tooth


The part of a tooth below the neck of the tooth, covered by cementum rather than enamel and attached by the periodontal ligament to the alveolar bone.

Nearby words

  1. root of lung,
  2. root of nail,
  3. root of penis,
  4. root of the matter,
  5. root of tongue,
  6. root of unity,
  7. root out,
  8. root position,
  9. root pressure,
  10. root resection

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