root formation

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1924
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A definition of the term "root formation" is presented. It refers to the development of tooth roots by Hertwig's root sheath and the epithelial diaphragm. It involves the formation of root dentin with a covering of cementum essential for the attachment of the tooth to the surrounding bony tissues.


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