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or  den*tine  n :  a calcareous material similar to bone but harder and denser that composes the principal mass of a tooth, is formed by the odontoblasts of the surface of the dental papilla, and consists of a matrix containing minute parallel tubules which open into the pulp cavity and during life contain processes of the cells of the pulp - compare CEMENTUM ENAMEL  den*tin*al dent-n-l; den-tn-l, den- adj .
Similar sounding terms:  hy·dan·to·in  tendinea  ten·don 

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