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dentin

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noun den·tin \ˈdent-ən\

Medical Definition of dentin

  1. :  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

  2. den·tin·al \ˈdent-ən-əl; ˈden-ˌtēn-əl, den-ˈ\play play play adjective



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