Meaning of “dentine” in the English Dictionary

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"dentine" in British English

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dentinenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈden.tiːn/ us /ˈden.tiːn/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Examine both kinds of sections, noting arrangement and extent of dentine, enamel, and pulp. 
  • Surrounding the cavity on all sides is the hard substance known as the dentine, or tooth ivory. 
  • The acid thus generated attacks the enamel of the teeth, causing decay of the dentine. 
  • The exposure of the delicate pulp to the air, due to the decay of the dentine, gives rise to the pain of toothache. 
  • The only advantage of yellowish teeth rests in the fact that their dentine is, as a rule, stronger. 

(Definition of “dentine” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)