root resorption


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root re·sorp·tion

dissolution of the root of a tooth; either external, with loss or blunting of the apical portion, or internal, with loss of dentin from the inside (pulpal) part of the root area.

root re·sorp·tion

(rūt rĕ-sōrpshŭn)
Dissolution of tooth root; either external, with loss or blunting of apical portion, or internal, with loss of dentin from inside (pulpal) part of root area.
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The external root resorption can be transitory or progressing.