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endolith

Pronunciation: en'do-lith

Definition: A calcified body found in the pulp chamber of a tooth; may be composed of irregular dentin (true denticle) or due to ectopic calcification of pulp tissue (false denticle).

Synonym(s): denticle1, pulp calcification, pulp calculus, pulp nodule, pulp stone

[endo- + G. lithos, stone]

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