afibrillar cementum

afibrillar cementum
a layer of cementum, containing acid mucopolysaccharides and possibly nonfibrillar collagen, that sometimes extends onto the enamel of a tooth at the cementoenamel junction.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Cementum — The cementum is the surface layer of the tooth root (B). Rather than being a passive entity like paint on a wall, cementum is a dynamic entity within the periodontium. It is attached to the alveolar bone (C) by the fibers of the periodontal… …   Wikipedia

  • cementum — SYN: cement (1). [L. caementum, rough quarry stone, fr. caedo, to cut] afibrillar c. c. which, with the electron microscope, appears as laminated, electron dense reticular material that sometimes overlies the enamel of the tooth …   Medical dictionary

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