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ROOT. That part of a tree or plant under ground from which it draws most of its nourishment from the earth.
     2. When the roots of a tree planted in one man's land extend into that of another, this circumstance does not give the latter any right to the tree, though such is the doctrine of the civil law; Dig. 41, 1, 7, 13; but such person has a right to cut off the roots up to his line. Rolle's R. 394, vide Tree.
     3. In a figurative sense, the term root is used to signify the person from whom one or more others are descended. Vide Descent; Per stirpes.

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The aim of this study was to determine whether the lateral cephalometric crown root angulation differs among the permanent maxillary central incisors in Class II division 1 and 2 malocclusions in a representative population sample presenting at Orthodontic department, Lahore Medical and Dental College, Lahore.
The loss of gingival embrasures occurs due to several factors including periodontal disease, length of embrasure area, root angulations, interproximal contact position, changes in papilla during orthodontic alignment and triangular-shaped crowns.
Optimal spacing as well as correct root angulations of adjacent teeth must be achieved in order to successfully place dental implants (13).