dentinogenesis imperfecta

[ ĭm′pər-fĕktə ]

n.

A hereditary defect of dentin formation characterized by a translucent or opalescent color of the teeth, easy fracturing of the enamel, wearing of occlusal surfaces, and staining of exposed dentin.dentinal dysplasia hereditary opalescent dentin

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