Definition of endodontic in US English:

endodontic

adjective

Dentistry
  • Denoting or relating to the soft tissues inside a tooth (the dental pulp)

    ‘endodontic treatment is necessary when the nerve inside the tooth is harmed’
    ‘the treatment is challenging due to the involvement of both periodontal and endodontic tissues’

Origin

1940s: from endo- ‘within’ + Greek odous, odont- ‘tooth’, on the pattern of orthodontic.

Pronunciation

endodontic

/ˌendōˈdän(t)ik//ˌɛndoʊˈdɑn(t)ɪk/