cementogenesis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cementum +‎ -o- +‎ -genesis.

Noun[edit]

cementogenesis (uncountable)

  1. (anatomy, dentistry) The process of the development of cementum.
    Synonym: cementification
    • 2002, John Ide Ingle, Leif K. Bakland, Endodontics, Volume 1, page 28,
      These enamel-like aberrations in cementogenesis are intriguing and could offer new insights and strategies to regenerate acellular cementum.
    • 2007, Brian L. Foster, Tracy E. Popowics, Hanson K. Fong, Martha J.Somerman, Advances in Defining Regulators of Cementum Development and Periodontal Regeneration, in Gerald P. Schatten (editor), Current Topics in Developmental Biology, Volume 78, page 68,
      Evidence supporting a role for EMPs[enamel matrix proteins] in cementogenesis has been accumulating from investigations employing immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization, and in vitro assays, all supporting EMP expression by HERS[Hertwig's epithelial root sheath] cells in several species [] .
    • 2010, Peter S. Ungar, Mammal Teeth: Origin, Evolution, and Diversity[1], page 23:
      Cementogenesis persists throughout the life of the tooth, allowing for continuous reattachment of the periodontal ligaments.

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