odontoblast

[ oh-don-tuh-blast ]
/ oʊˈdɒn təˌblæst /

noun Anatomy.

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

Nearby words

  1. odonate,
  2. odontalgia,
  3. odontectomy,
  4. odontiasis,
  5. odonto-,
  6. odontoblastic layer,
  7. odontoblastoma,
  8. odontocete,
  9. odontoclast,
  10. odontogenesis

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

odontoblast

/ (ɒˈdɒntəˌblæst) /

noun

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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Medicine definitions for odontoblast

odontoblast

[ ō-dŏntə-blăst′ ]

n.

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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