Try Our Apps


Supposedly vs. Supposably

pulp cavity

noun, Dentistry.
the entire space occupied by pulp, composed of the root canal and pulp chamber.
Origin of pulp cavity
1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for pulp-cavity
Historical Examples
  • 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
  • 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.

pulp-cavity in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pulp cavity

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for pulp

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for pulp-cavity