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pul·pi·tis

(pŭl-pī'tis),
Inflammation of the pulp of a tooth.
Synonym(s): odontitis
[L. pulpa, pulp, + G. -itis, inflammation]

odontitis

[ō′dontī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, odous + itis, inflammation
abnormal enlargement of a tooth pulp, usually resulting from inflammation of the odontoblasts (cells responsible for dentin formation) rather than of the mature, or erupted, tooth. It may be caused by infection, tumor, or trauma.

odontitis(ōˑ·dänˑ·t·tis),

n an atypical increase in the size of tooth pulp due to an inflammation of odontoblasts as a result of infection, tumor, or trauma.

pul·pi·tis

(pŭl-pī'tis)
Inflammation of tooth pulp.
Synonym(s): odontitis.
[L. pulpa, pulp, + G. -itis, inflammation]
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