Definition of Cementum

1. Noun. A specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth.

Exact synonyms: Cement
Generic synonyms: Solid Body Substance
Group relationships: Root, Tooth Root



Definition of Cementum

1. Noun. (anatomy dentistry) A bony substance that covers the root of a tooth; cement. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cementum

1. the hard tissue covering the roots of the teeth [n -TUMS or -TA]

Medical Definition of Cementum

1. A bony substance covering the root of a tooth. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cementum

cementites
cementitious
cementless
cementlike
cementoblast
cementoblastoma
cementoclasia
cementoclast
cementocyte
cementodentinal
cementodentinal junction
cementoenamel junction
cementogenesis
cementoma
cements
cementum (current term)
cementum hyperplasia
cementums
cemetary
cemeterial
cemeteries
cemetery
cemeterylike
cemitare
cemitares
cen-
cenacle
cenacles
cenancestor
cenatory

Literary usage of Cementum

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1. Clinical Rheumatology: A Problem-oriented Approach to Diagnosis and Management by Roland W. Moskowitz (1921)
"THE cementum. THE cementum may be defined as a connective tissue whose ... Structurally the cementum is more closely related to the sub- periosteal bone ..."

2. The Principles and practice of dental surgery by Chapin Aaron Harris (1863)
"FORMATION OF THE cementum, OR CROSTA PETROSA. ... Such development is now universally admitted to be a hypertrophied condition of cementum, the structure of ..."

3. The International Journal of Orthodontia (1916)
"By comparing the canaliculi of the cementum with those of the alveolus, ... Thus, again we are confronted with the fact that cementum at a high ..."

4. The Anatomy and Pathology of the Teeth by Carl F. W. Bödecker (1894)
"Around the apices of the roots the cementum, although the outermost layer of the tooth, ... In the cementum delicate parallel striations are to be seen, ..."

5. The Principles and practice of dentistry: Including Anatomy, Physiology by Chapin Aaron Harris, Philip H. Austen (1882)
"Haversian canals are also found in very thick sections of cementum. M. Morel is of opinion that Haversian canal» are only found where cementum has been ..."

6. The Journal of the Allied Dental Societies by Allied Dental Societies (U.S.) (1918)
"In explaining why he believes the detachments are permanent Dr. AD Black' says: " The cementum becomes saturated with the products of the sup- ..."

7. The Dental Student's Note Book by Oakley Coles (1880)
"Structure of the cementum. cementum is very similar to bone in structure. The structure depends on the amount of tissue present. ..."

8. Journal of the British Dental Association by British Dental Association (1895)
"This sounds like a strong case for the cementum theory. Still another interpretation is quite possible, and indeed equally reasonable. ..."

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