lamina dura

noun
lamina du·​ra | \ -ˈd(y)u̇r-ə How to pronounce lamina dura (audio) \

Medical Definition of lamina dura

: the thin hard layer of bone that lines the socket of a tooth and that appears as a dense white line in radiography

called also cribriform plate

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