ameloblast


am·e·lo·blast

noun \ˈa-mə-lō-ˌblast\

Definition of AMELOBLAST

:  one of a group of columnar epithelial cells that produce and deposit enamel on the surface of a developing vertebrate tooth

Origin of AMELOBLAST

obsolete amel enamel (Middle English, ultimately from Old French esmail) + -o- + -blast — more at enamel
First Known Use: 1878

am·e·lo·blast

noun \ˈam-ə-lō-ˌblast\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMELOBLAST

: any of a group of columnar epithelial cells that produce and deposit enamel on the surface of a developing vertebrate tooth
am·e·lo·blas·tic \ˌam-ə-lō-ˈblas-tik\ adjective

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