dental cuticle


Either of two thin layers, one clear and structureless, one cellular, covering the crown of newly erupted teeth and abraded by mastication.adamantine membrane

Nearby words

  1. dental bulb,
  2. dental calculus,
  3. dental caries,
  4. dental clinic,
  5. dental crypt,
  6. dental dam,
  7. dental floss,
  8. dental follicle,
  9. dental forceps,
  10. dental formula

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