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tooth socket

  • n  a bony socket in the alveolar ridge that holds a tooth
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  • Some dinosaurs said to have conveyor belt teeth, shedding old for new
    STONY BROOK, N.Y., July 19 (UPI) -- Some dinosaurs had teeth to spare, shedding old ones as often a twice a month with multiple backup teeth waiting in each tooth socket, U.S. paleontologists say.
    July 19, 2013 - UPI
  • Dinosaurs had teeth to spare -- lots of them
    Plant-eating sauropods produced new teeth as often as twice monthly and had as many as nine backup teeth per tooth socket, new research shows. Dinosaurs almost bankrupted the tooth fairy. New research shows that the lumbering plant-eaters called sauropods produced new teeth as often as twice per month and had up to nine backup teeth in a single tooth socket.
    July 18, 2013 - Los Angeles Times

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