dentinum


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dentin

 [den´tin]
the chief substance of the teeth, surrounding the tooth pulp and covered by the enamel on the crown and by cementum on the roots. adj., adj den´tinal.

den·tin

(den'tin), Do not confuse this word with dentine.
The ivory forming the mass of the tooth. About 20% is organic matrix, mostly type I collagen, with some elastin and a small amount of mucopolysaccharide; the inorganic fraction (70%) is mainly hydroxyapatite, with some carbonate, magnesium, and fluoride. The dentin is traversed by a large number of fine tunnels known as tubules, running from the pulp cavity outward; within the tubules are processes from the odontoblasts.
[L. dens, tooth]

dentinum

/den·ti·num/ (den-ti´num) dentin.

den·tin

(den'tin)
The ivory forming the mass of the tooth. Calcified tissue that is not as hard as enamel but harder than cementum. About 20% is organic matrix, mostly a fibrous protein collagen, with some elastin and a small amount of mucopolysaccharide; the inorganic fraction (70%) is mainly hydroxyapatite, with some carbonate, magnesium, and fluoride. It is traversed by closely packed tubules running from the pulp cavity outward; within the tubules are processes from the odontoblasts.
Synonym(s): dentinum.
[L. dens, tooth]

den·tin

(den'tin)
[TA] Ivory forming mass of tooth.
Synonym(s): dentinum [TA] , ebur dentis.
[L. dens, tooth]

dentinum

see dentine.
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