enamel organ

n.

A mass of ectodermal cells budded from the dental lamina. It develops the ameloblast layer of cells which produce the enamel cap of a developing tooth.

Nearby words

  1. enamel crypt,
  2. enamel dysplasia,
  3. enamel germ,
  4. enamel layer,
  5. enamel membrane,
  6. enamel rod,
  7. enameled,
  8. enameling,
  9. enamelogenesis,
  10. enameloma


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