dental lamina


A band of ectodermal cells growing from the epithelium of the embryonic jaws into the underlying mesenchyme and giving rise to the primordia of the enamel organs of the teeth.

Nearby words

  1. dental forceps,
  2. dental formula,
  3. dental granuloma,
  4. dental hygienist,
  5. dental implant,
  6. dental lisp,
  7. dental nurse,
  8. dental orthopedics,
  9. dental plaque,
  10. dental plate

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