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

First Known Use of ameloblast

1878, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ameloblast

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

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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

Other Words from ameloblast

ameloblastic \ˌam-ə-lō-ˈblas-tik \ adjective

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