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socket

socket (sok´et)

1. The hollow part of a joint; the excavation in one bone of a joint which receives the articular end of the other bone. 2. Any hollow or concavity into which another part fits, as the eye s. [thr. O. Fr. fr. L. soccus, a shoe, a sock]
dry s.alveoalgia
eye s.generally the orbit, although the true "socket" for the eyeball, into which a prosthetic eye would be inserted, is formed by the fascial sheath of the eyeball.orbit
tooth s.a socket in the alveolar process of the maxilla or mandible, into which each tooth fits and is attached by means of the periodontal ligament.alveolus dentalis [NA] , alveolus (4) [NA] ;

 

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