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Enarthrosis

A joint in which the rounded (ball‐like) head of one bone fits into the socket form of another bone (e.g.,…

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Enamel projection

An apical extension of a tooth’s enamel that is often found at the root furcation.

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Enamel pearl

A developmental abnormality that results in a small localized mass of enamel formed apical to a tooth’s cementoenamel junction. It…

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Enamel matrix derivative (EMD)

Sterile protein aggregate from enamel matrix, amelogenins, the precursor of enamel of developing teeth. The proteins are harvested from around…

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Enamel

In dentistry, the hard, thin, translucent layer of calcified material that covers the coronal portion of a tooth. It protects…

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Empty mouth movement

Voluntary or involuntary changes of the mandible’s position when the jaws are not engaged in incising or chewing.

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Emphysema

A pathological swelling caused by accumulation of air or gas in tissue spaces. In the oral cavity and facial region,…

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Eminence

The projecting prominent part of an object, especially on the surface of a bone.

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Emergence profile

The part of the axial contour of a tooth or prosthetic crown that extends from the base of the sulcus…

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