ameloblast

[ am-uh-loh-blast ]
/ ˈæm ə loʊˌblæst /

noun Anatomy.

one of a layer of enamel-secreting cells covering the dentin of a developing tooth.

Origin of ameloblast

First recorded in 1875–80; (en)amel + -o- + -blast

Related forms

am·e·lo·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ameloblast

ameloblast

/ (əˈmiːləʊblæst, -blɑːst) /

noun

a type of cell involved in forming dental enamel

Word Origin for ameloblast

C19: from (en) amel + -o- + -blast
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Medicine definitions for ameloblast

ameloblast

[ ămə-lō-blăst′ ]

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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