- one of a layer of enamel-secreting cells covering the dentin of a developing tooth.
Origin of ameloblast
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- a type of cell involved in forming dental enamel
Word Origin for ameloblast
C19: from (en) amel + -o- + -blast
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- A cell of the inner layer of the enamel organ of a developing tooth that is involved in enamel formation.
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