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socket

1. a device into which an electric plug can be inserted in order to make a connection in a circuit
2. Chiefly Brit such a device mounted on a wall and connected to the electricity supply
3. a part with an opening or hollow into which some other part, such as a pipe, probe, etc., can be fitted
4. a spanner head having a recess suitable to be fitted over the head of a bolt and a keyway into which a wrench can be fitted
5. Anatomy
a. a bony hollow into which a part or structure fits
b. the receptacle of a ball-and-socket joint

socket

[′säk·ət]
(electricity)
A device designed to provide electric connections and mechanical support for an electronic or electric component requiring convenient replacement.
(engineering)
A device designed to receive and grip the end of a tubular object, such as a tool or pipe.

socket

1. Same as coupling.
2. British term for bell, 2.

socket

(networking)
The Berkeley Unix mechansim for creating a virtual connection between processes. Sockets interface Unix's standard I/O with its network communication facilities. They can be of two types, stream (bi-directional) or datagram (fixed length destination-addressed messages). The socket library function socket() creates a communications end-point or socket and returns a file descriptor with which to access that socket. The socket has associated with it a socket address, consisting of a port number and the local host's network address.

Unix manual page: socket(2).

socket

(1) A receptacle that receives a plug. See plugs and sockets.

(2) See Unix socket.
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(1) The periodontal ligament is torn and a fracture to the alveolar socket occurs.
This phenomenon can accelerate bone healing after surgery, tooth extraction and makes it suitable material for alveolar socket preservation.
In conclusion, resveratrol can be considered as supplement drug for enhancing bone formation in alveolar socket preservation.
The analysis of the alveolar sockets morphology confirmed the complete buccal bone wall deficiency at tooth number 8 and a vertical bone height deficiency of about 9 mm on its palatal side (Figures 1(d)-1(e)).
In this regard, it should be noted that studies in humans using demineralized freeze-dried bone allograft or deproteinized natural bovine bone have shown variable amount of particles of the grafted material in the alveolar sockets 4-9 months following their insertion [10-12].
Dorso-lateral view of the mandible of blackbuck showing alveolar sockets for incisors (a), mental foramen (b), anterior border of ramus (c), first premolar (d), horizontal part of ramus (e), molar (f), posterior border of ramus (g), vertical part of ramus (h), coronoid process (i), mandibular foramen (j).
The aim of this study was to evaluate if three different bone grafts could promote new bone formation in the alveolar socket following tooth extraction for the alveolar ridge conservation.
Computed Tomography revealed moderate sized heterogenous soft tissue density with bony destruction involving hard palate, right maxillary antrum, nasal cavity and superior alveolar sockets, suggestive of neoplastic etiology.
Intrusive luxation (intrusion) is displacement of the tooth into the alveolar bone along the long axis of the tooth and is accompanied by comminution or fracture of the alveolar sockets. (1)
Dorso-lateral aspect of mandible of female blackbuck showing alveolar sockets for incisors (a), mental foramen (b), anterior margin of ramus (c), first premolar (d), horizontal part of ramus (e), molar (f), posterior margin of ramus (g), vertical part of ramus (h), coronoid process (i), mandibular foramen (j).