(US dentin /ˈdɛntɪn/)
Hard dense bony tissue forming the bulk of a tooth, beneath the enamel.
- Human teeth are made up of four different types of tissue: pulp, dentin, enamel, and cementum.
- The bulk of the tooth consists of the bony substance dentine, surrounding the soft inner pulp that contains blood vessels and nerves.
- Cells from neural crest predominate in tissues that form internal tooth components such as dentin, pulp, and cementum - the bone-like material the forms the root.
- Example sentences
- Using scanning electron microscopy, researchers uncovered evidence of dentinal tubules, basic structures that exist in almost all teeth, including humans.
- A single ‘reader’ made the age estimates using counts of dentinal growth layer groups to estimate minimum age.
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