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endodontics

Pronunciation: en'do-don'tiks

Definition: A field of dentistry concerned with the biology and pathology of the dental pulp and periapical tissues, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases and injuries in these tissues.

Synonym(s): endodontia, endodontology

[endo- + G. odous, tooth]

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