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Definition of the noun ameloblast

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noun - plural: ameloblasts

  1. a cell from which tooth enamel develops


  1. Ameloblast: Ameloblasts are cells present only during tooth development that deposit tooth enamel, which is the hard outermost layer of the tooth forming the surface of the crown.
  2. Ameloblast: Cylindrical epithelial cells in the innermost layer of the enamel organ. Their functions include contribution to the development of the dentinoenamel junction by the deposition of a layer of the matrix, thus producing the foundation for the prisms, and production of the matrix for the enamel prisms and interprismatic substance.

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Google previewShafer's Textbook of Oral Pathology (2014)

by Arya Rajendran, B Sivapathasundharam

Since the ameloblast is a sensitive type of cell and easily damaged, it is likely that in those cases in which the etiology cannot be determined, the causative agent may have been some illness or systemic disturbance so mild that it made no ...

Google previewStevens & Lowe's Human Histology (2014)

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access by James S. Lowe, Peter G. Anderson

the functioning ameloblast is a tall, narrow cell, with its base attached to the cells of the stratum intermedium (Fig. 11.13). The nucleus is located basally and basal cytoplasm contains abundant mitochondria. The supranuclear ...

Google previewOral Pathology for the Dental Hygienist (2016)

by Olga A. C. Ibsen, Joan Andersen Phelan

The ameloblast is a sensitive cell that is easily damaged. For this reason even a mild illness or systemic problem can result in enamel hypoplasia. Such illnesses may be so insignificant that they are not known to the patient or remembered by ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dentistry (2010)

by Robert Ireland

ameloblast. n. A cell from which enamel forms. Cells lining the inner surface of the *enamel organ (the inner enamel epithelium) differentiate into ameloblasts. They secrete the enamel proteins *enamelin and *amelogenin, which later ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2013)

by Elsevier, Mosby

ameloblast (am′əlōblast′), n an epithelial cell associated with the enamel organ that, during tooth development, secretes enamel matrix. ameloblast atrophy, ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

ameloblast (ame ̆-lo ̄-blast) [Fr.émail, enamel -blast] A cell from which tooth enamel is formed. ameloblastic (ame ̆-lo ̄-blas tik), adj. ameloblastoma (ame ̆ -lo ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

ameloblast. n. a cell that forms the enamel of a tooth and disappears before tooth eruption. ameloblastoma. n. a locally invasive tumour in the jaw. It is considered to develop from ameloblasts although it does not contain enamel. amelogenesis.

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Biomedicine and Molecular Biology (2001)

by Pei-Show Juo

Ameloblast • Amicyanin Ameloblast An epithelial cell from which tooth enamel is formed. Amelodentinal Pertaining to both the enamel and dentin of the teeth. Amelogenesis The formation of the enamel of the teeth. Amelogenesis ...

Google previewAn Illustrated Dictionary of Medicine, Biology and Allied Sciences (1899)

Including the Pronunciation, Accentuation, Derivation, and Definition of the Terms Used in Medicine, Anatomy, Surgery ... and the Various Sciences Closely Related to Medicine ... by George Milbry Gould

See Ameloblast. E.-chisel, a dental instrument shaped ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development (1998)

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Francis E. Johnston, Michael A. Preece

Components of predentine and enamel proteins are deposited into the gap between ameloblast and odontoblast layers at about E19–20 and 1–2 days of post-natal development respectively. The enamel proteins and the predentine will later ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Dental Science (1922)

Consisting of Words and Phrases Used in Dental Literature and Such Words of the Collateral Sciences as Relate to the Art and Science of Dentistry, with Their Pronunciation, Derivation and Definition by Lovick Pierce Anthony

The ameloblast, which see. e. chisel. A dental chisel with a cutting blade designed especially for cutting enamel in ...

Google previewThe American illustrated medical dictionary (1922)

by William Alexander Newman Dorland

AMELOBLAST AMINO-ACID ameloblast (am-el'o-blast) [Old Fr. amel enamel + Gr. /3Xa<rr6s germ]. One of the group of cells from which the dental enamel is developed; an enamel-cell. The ameloblasts cover the papilla of the enamel- organ ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Biology (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin, Robert Hine

ameloblast Any of the epithelial cells that secrete *enamel during tooth formation. They die before the tooth erupts, therefore damaged enamel in a tooth ...

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research (2015)

by Eric E. Bouhassira

The morphogenesis requires specialized dental cells, including ameloblast, odontoblast, and enamel. As a coordinated process, tooth eruption initiates after bone resorption and root development. Recent breakthroughs in dentistry have ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

ameloblast : A cell which plays a role in the development of tooth enamel ...

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