pulp cavity


noun Dentistry.

the entire space occupied by pulp, composed of the root canal and pulp chamber.

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Origin of pulp cavity

First recorded in 1830–40
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for pulp cavity

  • The opening of the pulp-cavity is then reduced to a minute perforation at the base of each root.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
  • In some cases, under tin, the pulp gradually recedes, and the pulp-cavity is obliterated by secondary dentin.

  • Completely formed human incisor, with pulp-cavity contracted to a small aperture at the end of the root.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds
  • Human incisor during development with root imperfectly formed, and pulp-cavity widely open at base.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton|Sidney H. Reynolds

Medical definitions for pulp cavity

pulp cavity

n.

The central hollow of a tooth containing the dental pulp and including the root canal.
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