dentinoclast

dentinoclast

(den'tin-o-clast) [? + Gr. clastos, broken]
A multinucleate cell indistinguishable from an osteoclast. It is involved with resorption of dentin. The same cells probably resorbed cementum before contacting dentin and would be better called odontoclasts.
See: osteoclast
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The internal resorption was represented by resorption lacunae along the pulpal dentinal wall, occasionally with adjacent multinucleated giant cells, which represented dentinoclasts. CM was demonstrated by a large calcific mass that has numerous cell lacunae, most of which are empty.
Lindskog, "Evidence for direct inhibition of dentinoclasts by a corticosteroid/antibiotic endodontic paste," Endodontics & Dental Traumatology, vol.