dentin

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noun den·tin \ˈden-tən\
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dentine

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Definition of dentin

  1. :  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

Circa 1845

First Known Use of dentin

circa 1845


DENTIN Defined for Kids

dentin

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noun den·tin \ˈden-tən\
variants: or

dentine

\ˈden-ˌtēn\

Definition of dentin for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

dentin

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noun den·tin \ˈdent-ən\
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dentine

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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

dentinal

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

Illustration of dentin


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