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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A bonelike substance covering the root of a tooth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A bony substance that covers the root of a tooth; cement.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, same as cement, 4.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth

Etymologies

New Latin, from Latin caementum, rough stone; see cement.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin caementum. (Wiktionary)

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