Pronunciation: (den'tn, -tin), [key]
the hard, calcareous tissue, similar to but denser than bone, that forms the major portion of a tooth, surrounds the pulp cavity, and is situated beneath the enamel and cementum. See diag. under tooth. Also,den•tinePronunciation: (den'tēn). [key]
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