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cementoma

Pronunciation: sē-men-tō′mă

Definition: Nonspecific term referring to any benign cementum-producing tumor; four types are recognized: periapical cemental dysplasia, central ossifying fibroma, cementoblastoma, and sclerotic cemental mass. When the type is not specified, cementoma usually refers to periapical cemental dysplasia.

[L. cementum, cement, + G. -ōma, tumor]

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