eburn-, ebur- +

(Latin: ivory)

Ivory or dentin; especially of very large teeth; such as, the tusks of the elephant, walrus, hippopotamus, and narwhal.
Hard and dense like ivory; such as, eburnated cartilage or eburnated bone.
1. Changes in bone causing it to become dense and hard like ivory.
2. The thinning or absence of articular cartilage, as occurs in degenerative joint disease; such that the subchondral bone is exposed and lines parts of the articular cavity.
3. The polished, burnished appearance taken on by exposed dentin; dentin eburnation.
eburnation of dentin
A condition observed in arrested dental caries wherein decalcified dentin is burnished and takes on a polished, often brown-stained appearance.
1. Resembling ivory; ivory-colored.
2. Having the appearance of ivory.
The conversion of certain substances into others which have the appearance or characteristics of ivory.
A reference to, or pertaining to, ivory.
Increased density and hardness of dentin, which may occur after the dentin is exposed.

Dentin is the calcified tissue below the enamel, enclosing the cavity of the tooth containing the pulp chamber and root canals.