The thickened ridge of bone that contains the tooth sockets on the maxilla. [ http://orcid.org/0000-0002-6601-2165 ]

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Term information

Subsets

pheno_slim

latin term
processus alveolaris maxillae [ FMA:52897 FMA:TA ]

definition

The thickened ridge of bone that contains the tooth sockets on the maxilla.

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/71/Gray157.png

has alternative id

UBERON:0001696

has exact synonym

processus alveolaris (maxilla)

pars dentalis of maxilla

maxilla alveolar process

alveolar ridge of maxilla

processus alveolaris maxillae

posterior alveolar ridge

alveolar process of maxilla

alveolar part of maxilla

lower alveolar ridge

alveolar margin of maxilla

id

UBERON:0004527

taxon notes

In humans, the tooth-bearing bones are the maxilla and the mandible. The mineral content of alveolar bone is mostly hydroxyapatite, which is also found in enamel as the main inorganic substance