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dens evaginatus


Definition: a rare anomaly wherein an extra cusp or tubercle protrudes from the occlusal surface of a tooth. It has a core of dentin and a pulpal extension.

Synonym(s): accessory tubercle2, occlusal pearl, tuberculated cusp

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