periodontal membrane

noun

: the fibrous connective-tissue layer covering the cementum of a tooth and holding it in place in the jawbone

Word History

First Known Use

1848, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of periodontal membrane was in 1848

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“Periodontal membrane.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/periodontal%20membrane. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

periodontal membrane

noun

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