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dental pulp


Definition: the soft tissue within the pulp cavity, consisting of connective tissue containing blood vessels, nerves, and lymphatics, and at the periphery a layer of odontoblasts capable of internal deposition and repair of the dentin.

Synonym(s): pulpa dentisTA, dentinal pulp, pulp2, tooth pulp

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