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dentine


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dentine  \Den"tine\,  n.  [Cf.  F.  dentine.]  (Anat.) 
  The  dense  calcified  substance  of  which  teeth  are  largely 
  composed.  It  contains  less  animal  matter  than  bone,  and  in 
  the  teeth  of  man  is  situated  beneath  the  enamel. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dentine 
  n  1:  a  calcareous  material  harder  and  denser  than  bone  that 
  comprises  the  bulk  of  a  tooth  [syn:  {dentin}] 
  2:  bone  (calcified  tissue)  surrounding  the  pulp  cavity  of  a 
  tooth  [syn:  {dentin}] 




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