periodontal ligament

noun

Medical Definition of periodontal ligament

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

called also pericementum, periodontal membrane

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“Periodontal ligament.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/periodontal%20ligament. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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