ameloblast

noun am·e·lo·blast \ 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 and Etymology of ameloblast

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


Medical Dictionary

ameloblast

noun am·e·lo·blast \ ˈam-ə-lō-ˌblast \

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

ameloblastic

play \ˌam-ə-lō-ˈblas-tik\ adjective

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