[si-men-tuh m]

Origin of cementum

1605–15; < Latin, variant of caementum rough stone; see cement
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Historical Examples of cementum

  • Teeth-enamel is formed from the epiblast, and dentine, cementum, pulp (except as to nerve tissue) from the mesoblast.


    Eugene S. Talbot

British Dictionary definitions for cementum


  1. a thin bonelike tissue that covers the dentine in the root of a tooth

Word Origin for cementum

C19: New Latin, from Latin: cement
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cementum in Medicine


  1. A bonelike substance covering the root of a tooth.cement
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