root canal

noun

Definition of root canal

  1. :  the part of the pulp cavity lying in the root of a tooth; also :  a dental operation to save a tooth by removing the contents of its root canal and filling the cavity with a protective substance

Examples of root canal in a sentence

  1. I need to have a root canal.

1864

First Known Use of root canal

1864


ROOT CANAL Defined for English Language Learners

root canal

noun

Definition of root canal for English Language Learners

  • : a dental procedure to save a tooth by removing the diseased or injured tissue in its root


Medical Dictionary

root canal

noun

Medical Definition of root canal

  1. 1:  the part of the pulp cavity lying in the root of a tooth—called also pulp canal

  2. 2:  a dental operation to save a tooth by removing the contents of its root canal and filling the cavity with a protective substance (as gutta-percha)


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