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 (sĭ-mĕn′təm) also ce·ment (-mĕnt′)
A bonelike substance covering the root of a tooth.

[New Latin, from Latin caementum, rough stone; see cement.]


(Anatomy) a thin bonelike tissue that covers the dentine in the root of a tooth
[C19: New Latin, from Latin: cement]


(sɪˈmɛn təm)

the bonelike tissue that forms the outer surface of the root of a tooth.
[1605–15; < Latin, variant of caementum rough stone; see cement]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cementum - a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth
solid body substance - the solid parts of the body
tooth root, root - the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
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Another example is the following: "The cementum is a hard, bonelike structure that covers the roots of the teeth and cements' to the dentin of the root.
The disease subsequently destroys periodontal structures including cementum, periodontal ligament and alveolar bone.
Age was determined by extracting a tooth and using the cementum annuli aging technique, which involves splitting the tooth and counting the number of cementum rings, similar to aging a tree.
The tooth-like structures are have the same features as human teeth, human dental enamel, dentin, dental pulp and cementum, the statement said.
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A normal tooth is made up of four tissues: Enamel, which is the strong white covering that protects the tooth; dentin, which supports the enamel and is a hard yellow material that carries nerves; pulp, which is at the center of the tooth and contains blood and lymph vessels; and cementum, which covers the root of the tooth," said Sabine.
The root is then made up of a hard protective outer layer, cementum, and soft nerve tissue pulp in the centre.
CRL-2593) MC-3T3-E1 cells were chosen for cell culture tests because hybrid fibrous membranes were mainly used on cementum and bone in dentistry (33), (34).
Incisor eruption (Peterson 1955) was used to identify young-of-the-year or calves ([less than or equal to] 6 month-of-age) and front incisors were collected from moose [greater than or equal to] 6 months of age for cementum annuli analysis (Gasaway et al.
High-power SEM revealed reparative cementum in the Icariin-treated samples.
This space is necessary to provide a channel for the migration of progenitor cells towards and onto the detoxified root surface hence differentiation of cementoblast, formation of new cementum and periodontal ligament is desired (17, 18).