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Definition of dentine noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dentine

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈdentiːn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdentiːn//
 
(North American English also dentin
NAmE NAmE//ˈdentɪn//
 
)
[uncountable] (biology)
 
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the hard substance that forms the main part of a tooth under the enamel Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin dens, dent- ‘tooth’ + -ine.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dentine