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(si-ment′ )

[L. caementum, cementum, rough-cut stone, rubble (for making concrete)]

1. Any material that hardens into a firm mass when prepared appropriately.
2. To cause two objects to stick together, as in using an adhesive to join a gold inlay to the cavity of a tooth and to insulate the pulp from metallic fillings.
3. The material used to make one substance adhere to another.
SEE: cementum

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