dentine dentine  /ˈdɛn tin/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth
  2. (n) bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Two years ago he discovered a new substance in dentine, the bonelike matter underlying tooth enamel.
  2. The part that shows, which dentists call the crown, is made of bonelike dentine wrapped in an enamel shell.

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