1. Deprivation of vitality or of vital properties. 2. In dentistry, the process by which tooth pulp is destroyed; e.g., by chemical means, by infection, or by extirpation.

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de·vi·tal·iza·tion or Brit de·vi·tal·isa·tion (.)dē-.vīt-əl-ə-'zā-shən n
1) an act of devitalizing esp destruction and usu. removal of the pulp from a tooth
2) the condition of being devitalized

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(in dentistry) removal of a diseased pulp from a tooth. In primary teeth the coronal pulp is removed, followed by fixation of the radicular pulp. For permanent teeth, see root canal treatment.

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de·vi·tal·iza·tion (de-vi″təl-ĭ-zaґshən) the deprivation of vitality or life, as of a tissue.

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