- root canal
- root canal ► NOUN 1) the pulp-filled cavity in the root of a tooth. 2) N. Amer. a procedure to replace infected pulp in a root canal with an inert material.
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root canal — n 1) the part of the pulp cavity lying in the root of a tooth called also pulp canal 2) a dental operation to save a tooth by removing the contents of its root canal and filling the cavity with a protective substance (as gutta percha) * * *… … Medical dictionary
root canal — root′ canal n. 1) den the root portion of the pulp cavity of a tooth 2) den inf root canal therapy 2) • Etymology: 1890–95 … From formal English to slang
root canal — n. 1. a small, tubular channel, normally filled with pulp, in the root of a tooth 2. a treatment or procedure involving the opening, cleaning, filling, etc. of a root canal … English World dictionary
Root canal — A root canal is the commonly used term for the main canals within the dentin of the tooth. These are part of the natural cavity within a tooth that consists of the dental pulp chamber, the main canals, and sometimes more intricate anatomical… … Wikipedia
root canal — noun the passage in the root of a tooth through which its nerve and blood vessels enter the pulp cavity • Hypernyms: ↑passage, ↑passageway • Part Holonyms: ↑pulp cavity * * * noun, pl ⋯ nals [count] : a dental procedure to save a tooth by… … Useful english dictionary
root canal — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms root canal : singular root canal plural root canals a set of thin spaces inside the root of a tooth that can become infected … English dictionary
root canal — Dentistry. 1. Also called pulp canal. the root portion of the pulp cavity. 2. Informal. See root canal therapy (def. 2). [1890 95] * * * … Universalium
root canal — noun Date: 1893 the part of the pulp cavity lying in the root of a tooth; also a dental operation to save a tooth by removing the contents of its root canal and filling the cavity with a protective substance … New Collegiate Dictionary
root canal — noun a) The hollow part of the root of a tooth containing the nerve and blood vessels. b) A surgical operation on a root canal, typically filling it with gutta percha … Wiktionary
root canal — noun the pulp filled cavity in the root of a tooth. ↘N. Amer. a procedure to replace infected pulp in a root canal with an inert material … English new terms dictionary