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odontoblast

[ oh-don-tuh-blast ]

noun

, Anatomy.
  1. one of a layer of cells lining the pulp cavity of a tooth, from which dentin is formed.


odontoblast

/ ɒˈdɒntəˌblæst /

noun

  1. any of a layer of cells lining the pulp cavity of a tooth and giving rise to the dentine


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Derived Forms

  • oˌdontoˈblastic, adjective

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Other Words From

  • o·donto·blastic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of odontoblast1

First recorded in 1875–80; odonto- + -blast

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