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calcification

calcification  

n. the deposition of calcium salts in tissue. This occurs as part of the normal process of bone formation (see ossification). Compare dystrophic calcification, metastatic calcification.
dentine

dentine  

(den-teen)a hard tissue that forms the bulk of a tooth. The dentine of the crown is covered by enamel and that of the root by cementum.
enamel striae of Retzius

enamel striae of Retzius  

[A. Retzius (1796–1860), Swedish anatomist] Incremental growth lines found in developing enamel, which indicate weekly variation in mineralization. They microscopically appear as a series of dark ...
fluoride

fluoride  

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(floo-eryd)a compound of fluorine. The incorporation of fluoride ions in the enamel of teeth makes them more resistant to dental caries. Fluoride may be applied through fluoridation or topically in ...
organic nitrogen

organic nitrogen  

Nitrogen that is bound to compounds (amino acids and proteins) which contain carbon, and that must be subjected to mineralization or decomposition before it can be used by plants. Contrast inorganic ...
rickets

rickets  

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A childhood condition caused by decalcification of bone, resulting in deformed bones. Rickets is associated with chronic deficiency of vitamin D or calcium and with disorders that cause poor ...
vitamin D

vitamin D  

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Fat-soluble sterols, calciferol, and related substances are produced in the skin by the action of solar radiation. These are essential enzymes in calcium metabolism and in the formation and ...

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