cementoclast

[ sĭ-mĕntə-klăst′ ]

n.

One of the multinucleated giant cells, similar to osteoclasts, that destroy cementum.

Nearby words

  1. cementite,
  2. cementitious,
  3. cementoblast,
  4. cementoblastoma,
  5. cementoclasia,
  6. cementocyte,
  7. cementodentinal junction,
  8. cementoenamel junction,
  9. cementoma,
  10. cementum


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