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cementum


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cement  \Ce*ment"\  (s[e^]*m[e^]nt"  or  s[e^]m"[e^]nt),  n.  [OF. 
  cement,  ciment,  F.  ciment,  fr  L.  caementum  a  rough,  unhewn 
  stone,  pieces  or  chips  of  marble,  from  which  mortar  was  made 
  contr.  fr  caedimentum  fr  caedere  to  cut,  prob.  akin  to 
  scindere  to  cleave,  and  to  E.  shed,  v.  t.] 
  1.  Any  substance  used  for  making  bodies  adhere  to  each  other 
  as  mortar,  glue,  etc 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  calcined  limestone,  or  a  calcined  mixture  of 
  clay  and  lime,  for  making  mortar  which  will  harden  under 
  water. 
 
  3.  The  powder  used  in  cementation.  See  {Cementation},  n.,  2. 
 
  4.  Bond  of  union;  that  which  unites  firmly,  as  persons  in 
  friendship,  or  men  in  society.  ``The  cement  of  our  love.'' 
 
  5.  (Anat.)  The  layer  of  bone  investing  the  root  and  neck  of  a 
  tooth;  --  called  also  {cementum}. 
 
  {Hydraulic  cement}.  See  under  {Hydraulic}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cementum 
  n  :  a  specialized  bony  substance  covering  the  root  of  a  tooth 
  [syn:  {cement}] 




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