[ den-tn, -tin ]
/ ˈdɛn tn, -tɪn /
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.
Also den·tine [den-teen] /ˈdɛn tin/.
Related formsden·tin·al, adjective
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Examples from the Web for dentinal
Placing cohesive gold against the dentinal walls by pounding it to heal a lesion is opposed to natural law.
Under tin, teeth are calcified and saved by the deposit of lime-salts from the contents of the dentinal tubuli.
Medicine definitions for dentinal (1 of 2)
[ dĕn′tə-nəl, dĕn-tē′- ]
Of or relating to dentin.
Medicine definitions for dentinal (2 of 2)
[ dĕn′tĭn ]
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 dentinal
[ dĕn′tĭn ]
The main bony part of a tooth beneath the enamel, surrounding the pulp chamber and root canals.
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Culture definitions for dentinal
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