- The bonelike rigid connective tissue covering the root of a tooth from the cementoenamel junction to the apex and lining the apex of the root canal, also assisting in tooth support by serving as attachment structures for the periodontal ligament. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
Definition from: MeSH via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
- Substance of tooth produced by cementoblasts; surrounds the dentine of the root of the tooth.
Definition from: Digital Anatomist via Unified Medical Language System at the National Library of Medicine
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.