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odontoma

[ ō′dŏn-tōmə ]
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n. pl. o•don•to•mas

A tumor of odontogenic origin.
A developmental anomaly of odontogenic origin, resembling a hard tumor and composed of enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp tissue.

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How to use odontoma in a sentence

  • The follicular odontoma, also known as a dentigerous cyst, is derived from the distension of a tooth follicle.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Any circumscribed tumour of the jaw, particularly when met with in a young adult, should suggest the possibility of an odontoma.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Odon′tomous, pertaining to odontoma; Odontoph′oral, Odontoph′oran.

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