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taurodontism

Pronunciation: taw'ro-don'tizm

Definition: A developmental anomaly involving molar teeth in which the bifurcation or trifurcation of the roots is very near the apex, resulting in an abnormally large and long pulp chamber with exceedingly short pulp canals.

[L. taurus, bull, + G. odous, tooth]

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