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1. The hard tissue covering the roots of teeth.
2. A bone-like substance that covers the root of a mammalian tooth and helps to fix it in the socket (alveolus) of the jaw bone.

It is very compact and hard, having a higher mineral content than bone.

There are two main types, cellular and acellular. In some animals, cementum also forms an external layer on the crown.

Also called, crusta petrosa dentis, crusta radicis, bony substance of tooth, substantia ossea dentis, and cement.

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