ameloblast

[am-uh-loh-blast]

noun Anatomy.

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

Nearby words

  1. ameiosis,
  2. amelia,
  3. ameliorate,
  4. amelioration,
  5. ameliorative,
  6. ameloblastic fibroma,
  7. ameloblastic fibrosarcoma,
  8. ameloblastic layer,
  9. ameloblastic odontoma,
  10. ameloblastic sarcoma

Origin of ameloblast

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

Related formsam·e·lo·blas·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for ameloblast

ameloblast

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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