dentin

[den-tn, -tin]
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noun Dentistry.

the hard, calcareous tissue, similar to but denser than bone, that forms the major portion of a tooth, surrounds the pulp cavity, and is situated beneath the enamel and cementum.

Nearby words

  1. dentigerous cyst,
  2. dentil,
  3. dentil band,
  4. dentilabial,
  5. dentilingual,
  6. dentin dysplasia,
  7. dentinal,
  8. dentinal canal,
  9. dentinal dysplasia,
  10. dentinal lamina cyst

Also den·tine [den-teen] /ˈdɛn tin/.

Origin of dentin

First recorded in 1830–40; dent- + -in2

Related formsden·tin·al, adjective

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Word Origin and History for dentin

dentin

n.

also dentine, the hard substance in teeth, 1836, from comb. form of Latin dens (genitive dentis) "tooth" (see tooth) + chemical suffix -in (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for dentin

dentin

[dĕntĭn]

n.

The main, calcareous part of a tooth, beneath the enamel and surrounding the pulp chamber and root canals.

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Science definitions for dentin

dentin

[dĕntĭn]

The main bony part of a tooth beneath the enamel, surrounding the pulp chamber and root canals.
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Culture definitions for dentin

dentin

The hard, bony material beneath the enamel of a tooth. The bulk of a tooth is made up of dentin.

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