from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the varieties of dentine, resembling bone; that modification of dentine observed in the teeth of the cachalot and some other cetaceans, also in those of many existing and extinct fishes, in which the tissue is traversed by irregularly ramified vascular or medullary canals.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Anat.) A hard substance, somewhat like bone, which is sometimes deposited within the pulp cavity of teeth.
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- noun anatomy A hard
bonysubstance that is sometimes depositedwithin the pulp cavityof teeth.
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osteo- + dentine
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