dens in dente

dens in den'te

a developmental disturbance in tooth formation resulting from invagination of the epithelium associated with crown development into the area destined to become pulp space; after calcification there is an invagination of enamel and dentin into the pulp space, giving the radiographic appearance of a "tooth within a tooth."
Synonym(s): dens invaginatus

dens in dente

[den′tə]
an anomaly of the teeth, found chiefly in the maxillary lateral incisors and characterized by invagination of the enamel. The condition causes a radiographic image suggestive of a tooth within a tooth. Also called dens invaginatus, gestant odontoma.
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Dens in dente
A maldeveloped tooth with an invaginated outer enamel epithelium of the odontogenic germ layer, which in its extreme form is grossly and radiologically malformed, appearing as a tooth in a tooth. In its mildest form, dens in dente occurs in 5% of the population

dens in dente

(denz den'tē)
A developmental disturbance in tooth formation resulting from invagination of the epithelium associated with crown development into the area destined to become pulp space; after calcification there is an invagination of enamel and dentin into the pulp space, giving the radiographic appearance of a "tooth within a tooth."

dens in dente

(denz den'tē)
Developmental disturbance in tooth formation due to invagination of the epithelium associated with crown development into area destined to become pulp space; after calcification, enamel and dentin invaginate the pulp space, giving the radiographic appearance of a "tooth within a tooth," the translation of this term's Latin.
Synonym(s): dens invaginatus.

dens in dente (denz in den´tā),

n (older terms:
dens invaginatus, gestant odontoma), an anomaly of the tooth found mainly in maxillary lateral incisors; characterized by invagination of the enamel, giving a radiographic appearance that suggests a “tooth within a tooth.”
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Dens in dente.