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tooth root

n. the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support [syn: root]

Usage examples of "tooth root".

Specifically, the endodontist cut open the gum, cut off the tooth root, filled in the affected area, and sewed the gum back into place.

Hart was so badly burned, he could be identified only by striking similarities of tooth root and trabecular alveolar bone points in antemortem and postmortem radiographs.