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cementum

[ si-men-tuhm ]

noun

, Dentistry.
  1. the bonelike tissue that forms the outer surface of the root of the tooth.


cementum

/ sɪˈmɛntəm /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cementum1

1605–15; < Latin, variant of caementum rough stone; cement

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cementum1

C19: New Latin, from Latin: cement

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Example Sentences

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

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