dentin

noun den·tin \ ˈden-tᵊn \
variants: or dentine play \ˈden-ˌtēn, den-ˈ\

Definition of dentin

: a calcareous material similar to but harder and denser than bone that composes the principal mass of a tooth — see tooth illustration

dentinal

play \den-ˈtē-nᵊl, ˈden-tə-nəl\ adjective

First Known Use of dentin

circa 1845


DENTIN Defined for Kids

dentin

noun den·tin \ ˈden-tᵊn \
variants: or dentine \ˈden-ˌtēn\

Definition of dentin for Students

: a calcium-containing material that is similar to bone but harder and that makes up the main part of a tooth

Medical Dictionary

dentin

noun den·tin \ ˈdent-ᵊn \
variants: or dentine play \ˈden-ˌtēn, den-ˈtēn\

medical 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

dentinal

play \ˈdent-ᵊn-əl; ˈden-ˌtēn-ᵊl, den-ˈ\ adjective

Illustration of dentin


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