Definition of Tooth root
1. Noun. The part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support.
Generic synonyms: Anatomical Structure, Bodily Structure, Body Structure, Complex Body Part, Structure
Group relationships: Tooth
Terms within: Cement, Cementum
Medical Definition of Tooth root
1. The part of a tooth from the neck to the apex, embedded in the alveolar process and covered with cementum. A root may be single or divided into several branches, usually identified by their relative position, e.g., lingual root or buccal root. Single-rooted teeth include mandibular first and second premolars and the maxillary second premolar teeth. The maxillary first premolar has two roots in most cases. Maxillary molars have three roots. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Tooth root
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1. Clinical Rheumatology: A Problem-oriented Approach to Diagnosis and Management by Roland W. Moskowitz (1921)
"... appear in the pulp due to the external absorption of the tooth root. ... on the exterior of the tooth root; it shows no reaction until it is invaded. ..."
2. Elementary and Dental Radiography by Howard Riley Raper (1918)
"226. in this case, however, the second molar had been extracted a year previously, ami the radiograph shows no unremoved bit of tooth root. ..."
3. Transactions of the American Dental Association at Its ... Annual Session by American Dental Association (1889)
"The difficulty in fitting a band to the root of a tooth consists in the fact that it makes no difference what tooth-root you are preparing for a band, ..."
4. Anatomical terminology, with special reference to the (B N A): With Special by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1907)
"... Mixed mouth secretions Teeth Crown of tooth Tubercles of crown of tooth Neck of tooth Root of tooth Apex of root of tooth Chewing-surface Labial surface ..."
5. A System of oral surgery: Being a Treatise on the Diseases and Surgery of by James Edmund Garretson (1884)
"1, is an outline drawing representing the walls of a tooth-root enveloping its pulp, ... Here a tooth-root may be below the border of its socket. ..."
6. Dental materia medica and therapeutics: With Special Reference to the by Hermann Prinz (1917)
"Here will be emphasized again what has been stated in the past at frequent intervals : Complete sterilization of an infected tooth root in situ is ..."
7. A Textbook of Clinical Periodontia: A Study of the Causes and Pathology of by Paul Roscoe Stillman, John Oppie McCall (1922)
"It also provides a protective covering for the dentin of the tooth root, just as the enamel protects the dentin of the crown, thus completing the isolation ..."