ameloblast

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noun am·e·lo·blast \ˈa-mə-lō-ˌblast\

Definition of ameloblast

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1878


Medical Dictionary

ameloblast

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noun am·e·lo·blast \ˈam-ə-lō-ˌblast\

Medical Definition of ameloblast

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

ameloblastic

\ˌam-ə-lō-ˈblas-tik\play adjective

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