dentin

[ den-tn, -tin ]
/ ˈdɛn tn, -tɪn /

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.
Also den·tine [den-teen] /ˈdɛn tin/.

Origin of dentin

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

OTHER WORDS FROM dentin

den·tin·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dentine

dentine

dentin (ˈdɛntɪn)

/ (ˈdɛntiːn) /

noun

the calcified tissue surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth and comprising the bulk of the tooth

Derived forms of dentine

dentinal, adjective

Word Origin for dentine

C19: from denti- + -in
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Medical definitions for dentine

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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Scientific definitions for dentine

dentin
[ dĕntĭn ]

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

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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