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Noun: dentin  den-t(u)n
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: dentine)
  1. A calcareous material harder and denser than bone that comprises the bulk of a tooth
    - dentine
  2. Bone (calcified tissue) surrounding the pulp cavity of a tooth
    - dentine

Derived forms: dentins

Type of: animal material, bone, os[2]

Part of: chopper [informal], pearly [informal], tooth

Encyclopedia: Dentin