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ameloblast

[am-uh-loh-blast] /ˈæm ə loʊˌblæst/
noun, Anatomy.
1.
one of a layer of enamel-secreting cells covering the dentin of a developing tooth.
Origin of ameloblast
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; (en)amel + -o- + -blast
Related forms
ameloblastic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ameloblast

ameloblast

/əˈmiːləʊblæst; -blɑːst/
noun
1.
a type of cell involved in forming dental enamel
Word Origin
C19: from (en)amel + -o- + -blast
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ameloblast in Medicine

ameloblast am·e·lo·blast (ām'ə-lō-blāst')
n.
A cell of the inner layer of the enamel organ of a developing tooth that is involved in enamel formation.

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