Dentine Den"tine (d[e^]n"t[i^]n), 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • dentine — [ dɑ̃tin ] n. f. • 1855; de dent ♦ Anat. Ivoire des dents. ● dentine nom féminin (anglais dentine) Tissu calcifié blanchâtre qui recouvre la pulpe de la dent. dentine n. f. BIOCHIM élément constitutif de la dent, d une consistance proche de celle …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dentine — (US dentin) ► NOUN ▪ hard dense bony tissue forming the bulk of a tooth …   English terms dictionary

  • Dentine — La dentine appelée aussi ivoire est la substance majoritaire constituant la dent et plus généralement l organe dentaire. Elle est composée à 70 % d’hydroxyapatite, à 20 % de matières organiques et à 10 % d’eau. Elle est recouverte… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dentine — ▪ anatomy also spelled  Dentin,         in anatomy, the yellowish tissue that makes up the bulk of all teeth. It is harder than bone but softer than enamel and consists mainly of apatite crystals of calcium and phosphate. In humans, other mammals …   Universalium

  • dentine — The ivory forming the mass of the tooth. About 20% is organic matrix, mostly collagen, with some elastin and a small amount of mucopolysaccharide; the inorganic fraction (70%) is mainly hydroxyapatite, with some carbonate …   Medical dictionary

  • dentine — n. a hard tissue that forms the bulk of a tooth. The dentine of the crown is covered by enamel and that of the root by cementum. The dentine is permeated by fine tubules, which near the centre of the tooth contain cellular processes from the pulp …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dentine — dentinas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Dantų emalio baltymas. atitikmenys: angl. dentin; dentine rus. дентин …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • dentine — noun see dentin …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dentine — a hard mesodermal material in teeth and some scales (cosmoid, ganoid and placoid scales) produced by odontoblasts. Like bone but without cells as the odontoblasts retreat leaving behind dentinal tubules (canaliculi) for protoplasmic processes …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • dentine — noun dentin …   Wiktionary

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