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cementum

 [se-men´tum]
the bonelike connective tissue covering the root of a tooth and assisting in tooth support.
 Cementum covering the anatomical root of an anterior tooth. Dorland's, 2000.
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ce·ment

(sē-ment'), [TA]
1. A layer of bonelike, mineralized tissue covering the dentin of the root and neck of a tooth that anchors the fibers of the periodontal ligament. Synonym(s): cementum [TA]
2. In dentistry, a nonmetallic material used for luting, filling, or permanent or temporary restorative purposes, made by mixing components into a plastic mass that sets, or as an adherent sealer in attaching various dental restorations in or on the tooth.
[L. caementum, rough quarry stone, fr. caedo, to cut]
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cementum

(sĭ-mĕn′təm) also

cement

(-mĕnt′)
n.
A bonelike substance covering the root of a tooth.
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ce·men·tum

(sĕ-men'tŭm) [TA]
A layer of bonelike mineralized tissue covering the dentin of the root and neck of a tooth that blends with the fibers of the periodontal ligament.
[L. caementum, rough quarry stone, fr. caedo, to cut]
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cementum

The layer of calcified substance covering the root of a tooth.
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ce·ment

(sĕ-ment') [TA]
1. In dentistry, nonmetallic material used for luting, filling, or permanent or temporary restorative purposes, made by mixing components into a plastic mass that sets, or as an adherent sealer in attaching various dental restorations in or on the tooth.
Synonym(s): cementum [TA] .
2. A layer of bonelike, mineralized tissue covering dentin of root and neck of a tooth that anchors fibers of the periodontal ligament.
[L. caementum, rough quarry stone, fr. caedo, to cut]
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