Resembling a socket or some aspect of one.

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  • Glenoid — Gle noid, a. [Gr. ?; ? socket of a joint + e i^dos form; cf. F. gl[ e]no[ i]de.] (Anat.) Having the form of a smooth and shallow depression; socketlike; applied to several articular surfaces of bone; as, the glenoid cavity, or fossa, of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gomphosis — A form of fibrous joint in which a peglike process fits into a hole, as the root of a tooth into the socket in the alveolus. SYN: articulatio dentoalveolaris, dentoalveolar joint, gompholic joint, peg and socket articulation, peg and socket joint …   Medical dictionary

  • rigid dressing — a rigid, socketlike cast, often made of plaster, worn over a stump after amputation to promote shrinkage …   Medical dictionary

  • alveolar — [al vē′ə lər] adj. 1. of or like an alveolus or the alveoli; socketlike 2. Anat. a) relating to the part of the jaws containing the sockets of the teeth b) designating the ridge of the gums behind the upper front teeth c) relating to the air… …   English World dictionary

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