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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tooth socket mean? 

  The noun TOOTH SOCKET has 1 sense:

1. a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth

  Familiarity information: TOOTH SOCKET used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1tooth socket [BACK TO TOP]


A bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth

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Nouns denoting body parts


tooth socket; alveolus

Hypernyms ("tooth socket" is a kind of...):

socket (a bony hollow into which a structure fits)

Holonyms ("tooth socket" is a part of...):

alveolar process; alveolar ridge; gum ridge (a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth)

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