hypercementosis

[hī′pər-sē′mĕn-tōsĭs, -sĭ-mĕn′-]

n.

An overgrowth of cementum on the root of a tooth possibly caused by localized trauma or inflammation, metabolic dysfunction, or developmental defects.

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