noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of dentistry dealing with the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp, usually by removal of the nerve and other tissue of the pulp cavity and its replacement with suitable filling material; pulp canal therapy; root canal therapy.

Nearby words

  1. endocytosis,
  2. endoderm,
  3. endodermal sinus tumor,
  4. endodermis,
  5. endodontia,
  6. endodontist,
  7. endodontium,
  8. endoenteritis,
  9. endoenzyme,
  10. endoergic

Also en·do·don·tia [en-doh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/, en·do·don·tol·o·gy [en-doh-don-tol-uh-jee] /ˌɛn doʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi/.

Origin of endodontics

1945–50; < New Latin endodont(ia) in same sense (see end-, -odont, -ia) + -ics

Related formsen·do·don·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for endodontia



(functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the dental pulp
Derived Formsendodontal or endodontic, adjectiveendodontist, noun

Word Origin for endodontics

C19: from New Latin endodontia, from endo- + Greek odōn tooth

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Medicine definitions for endodontia








The branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue.
Related formsen′do•dontic adj.en′do•dontist n.

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