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cementum

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noun ce·men·tum \si-ˈmen-təm\

Definition of cementum

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



Origin and Etymology of cementum

New Latin, from Latin caementum


First Known Use: 1842


CEMENTUM Defined for Kids

cementum

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noun ce·men·tum \si-ˈmen-təm\

Definition of cementum for Students

  1. :  a thin bony layer covering the part of a tooth inside the gum




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cementum

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noun ce·men·tum \si-ˈment-əm\

Medical Definition of cementum

  1. :  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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