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.

Synonyms: orbit.

Tooth socket, 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.

Synonyms: alveolus dentalis, alveolus.

(05 Mar 2000)

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