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[en-doh-don-tiks] /ˌɛn doʊˈdɒn tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp, usually by removal of the nerve and other tissue of the pulp cavity and its replacement with suitable filling material; pulp canal therapy; root canal therapy.
Also, endodontia
[en-doh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/ (Show IPA),
[en-doh-don-tol-uh-jee] /ˌɛn doʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi/ (Show IPA)
Origin of endodontics
1945-50; < New Latin endodont(ia) in same sense (see end-, -odont, -ia) + -ics
Related forms
endodontic, adjective Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for endodontics


(functioning as sing) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the dental pulp
Derived Forms
endodontal, endodontic, adjective
endodontist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin endodontia, from endo- + Greek odōn tooth
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endodontics in Medicine

endodontics en·do·don·tics (ěn'dō-dŏn'tĭks)
The branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue.

en'do·don'tic adj.
en'do·don'tist n.
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