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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.
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  • 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
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