[ am-uh-loh-blast ]
/ ˈæm ə loʊˌblæst /
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one of a layer of enamel-secreting cells covering the dentin of a developing tooth.
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OTHER WORDS FROM ameloblastam·e·lo·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ameloblast
/ (əˈmiːləʊblæst, -blɑːst) /
a type of cell involved in forming dental enamel
Word Origin for ameloblast
C19: from (en) amel + -o- + -blast
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Medical definitions for ameloblast
[ ăm′ə-lō-blăst′ ]
A cell of the inner layer of the enamel organ of a developing tooth that is involved in enamel formation.
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