dentinal papilla


A projection of the mesenchymal tissue of the developing jaw into the cup of the enamel organ; its outer layer becomes odontoblasts that form the dentin of the tooth.

Nearby words

  1. dentin dysplasia,
  2. dentinal,
  3. dentinal canal,
  4. dentinal dysplasia,
  5. dentinal lamina cyst,
  6. dentinal sheath,
  7. dentinal tubule,
  8. dentinalgia,
  9. dentine,
  10. dentinocemental

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