Dentinogenesis imperfecta

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dentinogenesis imperfecta dentinogenesis im·per·fec·ta (ĭm'pər-fěk'tə)
n.
A hereditary defect of dentin formation characterized by a translucent or opalescent color of the teeth, easy fracturing of the enamel, wearing of occlusal surfaces, and staining of exposed dentin. Also called dentinal dysplasia, hereditary opalescent dentin.

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