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n. - A specialized bony substance covering the root of a tooth.

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  • Lieberman looked at the growth patterns of a bonelike tissue called cementum, which is continuously deposited around the roots of mammalian teeth.
  • Like all mammals, we have a cycle of formation of rings around the tooth root called cementum annuli that form annually.
  • The volcanic ash and pulverized brick additives which were added to the burnt lime to obtain a hydraulic binder were later referred to as cementum, cimentum, cäment and...
  • So cementum is deposited throughout the life of an individual. for more
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