HyperDic: gum_ridge

English > 1 sense of the expression gum ridge:
NOUNbodygum ridge, alveolar ridge, alveolar processa ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
English > gum ridge: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningA ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth.
Synonymsalveolar ridge, alveolar process
Part ofjawThe part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
Partsalveolar artery, arteria alveolarisA branch of the maxillary artery that supplies the alveolar process
tooth socket, alveolusA bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
Broaderprocess, outgrowth, appendageA natural prolongation or projection from a part of an organism either animal or plant

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