cementum


ce·men·tum

noun \si-ˈmen-təm\

Definition of CEMENTUM

:  a specialized bony layer of connective tissue covering the dentin of the part of a tooth normally within the gum — see tooth illustration

Origin of CEMENTUM

New Latin, from Latin caementum
First Known Use: 1842

Rhymes with CEMENTUM

ce·men·tum

noun \si-ˈment-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CEMENTUM

: a specialized external bony layer covering the dentin of the part of a tooth normally within the gum—called also cement; compare dentin, enamel

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