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Related to sclerotic dentine: dead tracts, intertubular dentin, incipient caries, secondary dentine, globular dentin, reparative dentin
dentineThe hard, calcified tissue that makes up the greater thickness of the tooth. It is denser and harder than bone, but softer than the outer enamel coating and contains tubules of cells which connect the inner pulp of the tooth to the surface.
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dentinethe calcified tissue surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth. Dentine is acellular, but like bone in structure. It is penetrated by cellular processes from the central cavity of the tooth which secrete the enamel.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005