Origin of odontoblast

First recorded in 1875–80; odonto- + -blast
Related formso·don·to·blas·tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for odontoblast


  1. any of a layer of cells lining the pulp cavity of a tooth and giving rise to the dentine
Derived Formsodontoblastic, adjective
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odontoblast in Medicine


  1. One of the cells forming the outer surface of dental pulp that produces tooth dentin.
Related formso•don′to•blastic adj.
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