dental ridge

noun
variants: or dental lamina

Definition of dental ridge

: a linear zone of epithelial cells of the covering of each embryonic jaw that grows down into the developing gums and gives rise to the enamel organs of the teeth

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“Dental ridge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dental%20ridge. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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