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Pronunciation: hi'per-se'men-to'sis

Definition: Excessive deposition of secondary cementum on the root of a tooth, which may be caused by localized trauma or inflammation, excessive tooth eruption, or osteitis deformans, or may occur idiopathically.

Synonym(s): cementum hyperplasia

[hyper- + L. caementum, a rough quarry stone, + -osis, condition]

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