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sɪˈmɛn təmce·men·tum

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  1. cementum, cementnoun

    a specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth


  1. cementumnoun

    A bony substance that covers the root of a tooth; cement.

    Etymology: From  caementum.


  1. Cementum

    Cementum is a specialized calcified substance covering the root of a tooth. Cementum is excreted by cells called cementoblasts within the root of the tooth and is thickest at the root apex. These cementoblasts develop from undifferentiated mesenchymal cells in the connective tissue of the dental follicle. Cementum is slightly softer than dentin and consists of about 45% to 50% inorganic material by weight and 50% to 55% organic matter and water by weight. The organic portion is composed primarily of collagen and protein polysaccharides. Sharpey's fibers are portions of the principal collagenous fibers of the periodontal ligament embedded in the cementum and alveolar bone to attach the tooth to the alveolus. Cementum is avascular.

Editors Contribution

  1. cementum

    A type of matter which forms a tooth.

    Cementum is a form of matter in the root of a tooth.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 22, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cementum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cementum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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