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n. pl. o•don•to•mas
  1. A tumor of odontogenic origin.
  2. A developmental anomaly of odontogenic origin, resembling a hard tumor and composed of enamel, dentin, cementum, and pulp tissue.
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  • 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.