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From Latincaementum.


cementum ‎(uncountable)

  1. (anatomy, dentistry) A bony substance that covers the root of a tooth; cement.
    • 2005, Herbert F. Wolf, Klaus H. Rateitschak, Periodontology, page 14,
      From a purely anatomic standpoint, root cementum is part of the tooth, but also part of the periodontium.
    • 2007, Ermanno Bonucci, Biological Calcification: Normal and Pathological Processes in the Early Stages, page 245,
      Cementum is the least known calcified tissue in vertebrates (Bosshardt and Schroeder 1996) and several questions about cementogenesis have not yet been answered.
    • 2007, Pieter Johannes Slootweg, Dental Pathology: A Practical Introduction, page 8,
      Whether epithelial cells from Hertwig's sheath contribute to initial cementum formation is controversial as has already been discussed in Chap. 1.


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