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Definition of the noun dentine

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noun - plural: dentines

  1. a calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • alternative spelling: dentin
    • more generic term: animal material = material derived from animals
    • more specific words: ivory / tusk = a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
  2. bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • alternative spelling: dentin
    • more generic words: bone / os = rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    • part of: tooth = hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates

Alternative definition of the noun dentine


  1. See dentin.

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Google previewQuick Review Series For Bds 1St Year (2009)

by Rao

Dentine is a mineralized connective tissue that surrounds and encloses pulp. It provides the...

Google previewOral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology E-Book (2017)

by Barry K B Berkovitz

Unlike enamel, dentine is a living tissue and has a layer of cells on its inner surface that continues to be active...

Google previewTeeth (2005)

by Simon Hillson

Dentine Composition and structural components of dentine Dentine is a mineral/organic composite: 72% inorganic by dry weight, 1 8 % collagen and ...

Google previewThe Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (2012)

by Barry D. Webby, Florentin Paris, Mary L. Droser, Ian G. Percival

Dentine is a mineralized tissue formed by cells called odontoblasts, which leave behind fine, simple, or complex tubuli, thought to be a derivative of the neural crest of embryos and typical (an apomorphic character) for vertebrates. 3. Lamelline ...

Google previewTrauma - An Engineering Analysis (2007)

With Medical Case Studies Investigation by Y.F. Al-Obaid, F.N. Bangash, T. Bangash

Dentine is a collagen mineralized with calcium phosphate but it contains cell bodies. The other significant tissue mineralized with calcium phosphate as opposed to calcium carbonate is enamel and this is very different in that it has virtually no ...

Google previewOsteoporosis (2013)

Pathogenesis and Management by R.M. Francis

BOne mineral The specific feature distinguishing bone from all other tissues except dentine is the presence of bone mineral. This is a calcium phosphate complex with the overall composition of hydroxyapatite. Although initially present in ...

Google previewOral Complications of Cancer and Its Management (2010)

by Andrew Davies, Joel Epstein

The dentine is a living mineralized tissue, and the cells (odontoblasts) reside at the bottom of each tubule within the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the soft-tissue component of the tooth, and contains the blood vessels, lymphatics, and nerves.

Google previewProtocols for Predictable Aesthetic Dental Restorations (2008)

by Irfan Ahmad

revealing the underlying dentine strata. The multi-layered enamel/ dentine is a major obstacle for instrumental reading of tooth colour, since the ...

Google previewAAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians (2012)

by Deborah Reeder, Sheri Miller, DeeAnn Wilfong, Midge Leitch, Dana Zimmel

Dentine is the main mineralized tissue within a tooth. The crown can be identified by its characteristic enamel encasement making it hard, whereas the root is encased in cement. Pulp is the connective tissue within the hard encasement of a ...

Google previewWhat Science Knows (2009)

And How It Knows It by James Franklin

Having exposed dentine is a very painful 1 Preface.

Google previewWhen Mammoths Walked the Earth (2002)

by Caroline Arnold

(Dentine is the hard material underneath the enamel of your teeth.) Elephants are not the descendants of mammoths, but because they are so closely related, our knowledge of these living animals is helping us to learn about the ancient ...

Google previewPickard's Manual of Operative Dentistry (2011)

by Avijit Banerjee, Timothy F. Watson

Dentine is a vital tissue containing the cytoplasmic extensions of odoutoblasts and must be considered together with the pulp since the two tissues are so intimately connected. The dentine—pulp complex, like any other vital tissue in the body, ...

Google previewMaster Dentistry (2008)

Volume 2: Restorative Dentistry, Paediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics by Peter Heasman

Reactionary dentine is a response to a mild noxious stimulus whereas reparative dentine is deposited directly beneath the path of injured dentinal tubules as a response to strong noxious stimuli. Treatment is dependent upon the pulpal ...

Google previewVertebrate Biology (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Dentine is a calcified tissue ...

Google previewItems of Interest (1890)

Tho this is a step higher in the scale, no more is known of its development than osteo-dentine. Hard dentine is the prevailing kind. It varies much in structure, tho it all contains the characteristic of having a central pulp from which fibrils radiate ...

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set (2011)

by Bernard Wood

The dentine core of a tooth is continuous between the crown and root. Coronal dentine underlies the enamel cap and root dentine, which is covered by cementum, supports the crown and anchors the tooth within its bony alveolus or socket.

Google previewWiley-Blackwell Student Dictionary of Human Evolution (2015)

by Bernard Wood

dentine The hard tissue that forms the bulk of a tooth crown and nearly all of a tooth root. Dentine is one of the three dental hard tissues (the others are enamel and cementum). Unlike bone, dentine (or ivory, which is the same thing) contains ...

Google previewBantam Medical Dictionary, Fifth Edition (2009)

by Laurence Urdang

dentine (dentin) n. a hard tissue that fomis caused by the metabolism of the bacteria in ”'plaque attached to the surface of the tooth. Acid formed by bacterial breakdown of sugar in the diet causes demineralization of the enamel ...

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1893)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge

entine,' which forms the body of the tooth, and 'cement,' which forms its outer crust , are always present; the third tissue, the 'enamel,' when present, being situated between the dentine and cement. The dentine, which is divided by Owen into ...

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