Definition of Gum ridge

1. Noun. A ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth.

Exact synonyms: Alveolar Process, Alveolar Ridge
Terms within: Alveolus, Tooth Socket, Alveolar Artery, Arteria Alveolaris
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Outgrowth, Process
Group relationships: Jaw



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gum Ridge

gum elemi
gum eurphorbium
gum karaya
gum kino
gum labdanum
gum lancet
gum lift
gum lifts
gum line
gum myrrh
gum olibanum
gum plant
gum resection
gum resin
gum ridge (current term)
gum sangapenum
gum terpentine
gum tree
gum trees
gum up
gumaguma
gumagumas
gumba
gumball
gumball machine
gumbe
gumbo
gumbo-limbo

Literary usage of Gum ridge

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1. Second Report of a Geological Reconnoissance of the Middle and Southern by Richard Owen (1860)
"By some of the settlers it is considered more productive than the "gum ridge land" of Bayou Bartholomew. The land known as the "buckshot land" in this ..."

2. Secrets in Stone: Yokes, Hachas and Palmas from Southern Mesoamerica by Edwin M. Shook, Elayne Marquis (1996)
"Human skull with perforated eye , open mouth with gum ridge, and carved jaw articulation. SP. MBT. H. 21.5 cm.; W. 15cm. ..."

3. Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech by Edward Sapir (1921)
"... tip with the gum ridge above the teeth; moreover, it differs from the t of teem also in the absence of a marked "breath release" before the following ..."

4. Catching's Compendium of Practical Dentistry (1892)
"... the tubes in place, but only including the front of the teeth and the gum under the lip, and only on a line of the gum ridge and parallel with the horns ..."

5. Language: An Introduction to the Study of Speech by Edward Sapir (1921)
"... tip with the gum ridge above the teeth; moreover, it differs from the t of teem also in the absence of a marked "breath release" before the following ..."

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