noun \ˈdent-ən\

Definition of DENTIN

: a calcareous material similar to bone but harder and denser that composes the principal mass of a tooth, is formed by the odontoblasts of the surface of the dental papilla, and consists of a matrix containing minute parallel tubules which open into the pulp cavity and during life contain processes of the cells of the pulp—compare cementum, enamel
den·tin·al \ˈdent-ən-əl; ˈden-ˌtēn-əl, den-ˈ\ adjective

Variants of DENTIN

den·tin or den·tine \ˈden-ˌtēn, den-ˈtēn\

Illustration of DENTIN

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