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ICD-10 K00.2
ICD-9 520.2

Concrescence is a condition of teeth where the cementum overlying the roots of at least two teeth join together. The cause can sometimes be attributed to trauma or crowding of teeth. tizaak Surgical separation of the teeth may be necessary if one is to be extracted.


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  • Concrescence — Con*cres cence, n. [L. concrescentia.] Coalescence of particles; growth; increase by the addition of particles. [R.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • concrescence — I noun adherance, amalgamating, blending, coalescence, combining, consolidation, fusion, making one, mingling, mixing, symphysis, uniting II index coalescence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • concrescence — 1. SYN: coalescence. 2. In dentistry, the union of the roots of two adjacent teeth by cementum. [see concrement] * * * con·cres·cence kən kres ən(t)s, kän n a growing together: COALESCENCE …   Medical dictionary

  • concrescence — noun Etymology: Latin concrescentia, from concrescent , concrescens, present participle of concrescere to grow together, from com + crescere to grow more at crescent Date: 1614 1. increase by the addition of particles 2. a growing together ; …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • concrescence — n. [L. cum, together; crescere, to grow] The growing together of parts; joining; coalescing; the union of parts originally separated …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • concrescence — concrescent, adj. /kon kres euhns/, n. Biol. a growing together, as of tissue or embryonic parts; coalescence. [1600 10; < L concrescentia, equiv. to concrescent (s. of concrescens, prp. of concrescere to harden, set; see CON , CRESCENT) + ia IA; …   Universalium

  • concrescence — noun a) the growing together and merging of like or unlike separate parts or particles b) the juxtapositioning of dissimilar forms or devices that are harmonized at their point of intersection into hybrid transitional shapes or designs. Any… …   Wiktionary

  • concrescence — n. growth through external addition …   English contemporary dictionary

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