Flashcards in Vocabulary: Chapter 5 COPY Deck (25):
Extensive adhesion of the tongue to the floor of the mouth or the lingual aspect of the anterior portion of the mandible.
Teeth that are fused to the alveolar bone; a condition especially common with retained deciduous teeth.
Congenital lack of teeth.
Marked deviation from normal, especially as a result of congenital or heredity defects.
The site of union of corresponding parts (e.g., the corners of the lips) (labial commissure, commissural lip pits).
In dentistry, a condition in which two adjacent teeth become united cementum.
A disorder that is present at and existing from the time of birth.
An abnormal sac or cavity lined by epithelium and surrounded by fibrous connective tissue.
“A tooth within a tooth”; a developmental anomaly that results when the enamel organ invaginates into the crown of a tooth before mineralization.
Dens in dente
The formation of dentin.
The distinguishing of one tissue from another.
An abnormal bend or curve, as in the root of a tooth.
The union of two adjacent tooth germs.
“Twinning”; when a single tooth germ attempts to divide, resulting in the incomplete formation of two teeth; the tooth usually has a single root and root canal.
Partial anodontia; the lack of one or more teeth.
Teeth that cannot erupt into the oral cavity because of a physical obstruction.
Abnormally large teeth.
Abnormally small teeth.
A radiographic appearance in which many circular radiolucencies exist; these can appear "soap bubble-like” "honeycomb-like."
A small solid mass that can be detected through touch.
A subcategory of hypodontia in which six on more teeth are missing.
A disposition in favor of something; preference.
The multiplication of cells.
The embryonic invagination that becomes the oral cavity.