mulberry molar

mulberry molar
mulberry molar n a first molar tooth whose occlusal surface is pitted due to congenital syphilis with nodules replacing the cusps see MOON'S MOLAR

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a malformed first molar tooth characterized by dwarfing of the cusps and hypertrophy of the enamel surrounding the cusp with agglomeration of masses of globules, giving it the appearance of a mulberry; seen in congenital syphilis and certain other diseases. Called also mulberry tooth.

Mulberry molar of congenital syphilis.

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