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dentin

[den-tn, -tin] /ˈdɛn tn, -tɪn/
noun, Dentistry.
1.
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.
Also, dentine
[den-teen] /ˈdɛn tin/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of dentin
1830-1840
1830-40; dent- + -in2
Related forms
dentinal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for den-tine

dentin

n.

also dentine, the hard substance in teeth, 1836, from comb. form of Latin dens (genitive dentis) "tooth" (see tooth) + chemical suffix -in (2).

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den-tine in Medicine

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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den-tine in Science
dentin
  (děn'tĭn)   
The main bony part of a tooth beneath the enamel, surrounding the pulp chamber and root canals.
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den-tine in Culture

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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Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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