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enamel organ

enamel organ in Medicine

enamel organ n.
A mass of ectodermal cells budded from the dental lamina. It develops the ameloblast layer of cells which produce the enamel cap of a developing tooth.

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  • Next, tissue from below grows into the flask, and the further growth of this gives rise to the enamel organ.

    Embryology Gerald R. Leighton
  • Similarly the internal layer of the enamel organ is formed of columnar enamel cells, which give rise to the enamel.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

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