den tine

dentin

[den-tn, -tin]
noun Dentistry.
the hard, calcareous tissue, similar to but denser than bone, that forms the major portion of a tooth, surrounds the pulp cavity, and is situated beneath the enamel and cementum. See diag. under tooth.
Also, dentine [den-teen] .


Origin:
1830–40; dent- + -in2

dentinal, adjective
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Word Origin & History

dentin
also dentine, 1840s, from comb. form of L. dentem (nom. dens) "tooth" (see tooth) + chemical suffix -ine.
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dentin den·tin (děn'tĭn) or den·tine (-tēn')
n.
The main, calcareous part of a tooth, beneath the enamel and surrounding the pulp chamber and root canals.

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dentin   (děn'tĭn)  Pronunciation Key 
The main bony part of a tooth beneath the enamel, surrounding the pulp chamber and root canals.
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dentin definition


The hard, bony material beneath the enamel of a tooth. The bulk of a tooth is made up of dentin.

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