odontoblast

noun
odon·​to·​blast | \ ō-ˈdän-tə-ˌblast How to pronounce odontoblast (audio) \

Definition of odontoblast

: any of the elongated radially arranged cells on the surface of the dental pulp that secrete dentin

Other Words from odontoblast

odontoblastic \ ō-​ˌdän-​tə-​ˈbla-​stik How to pronounce odontoblastic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of odontoblast

1870, in the meaning defined above

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“Odontoblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odontoblast. Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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odontoblast

noun
odon·​to·​blast | \ ō-ˈdänt-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce odontoblast (audio) \

Medical Definition of odontoblast

: one of the elongated radially arranged outer cells of the dental pulp that secrete dentin

Other Words from odontoblast

odontoblastic \ -​ˌdänt-​ə-​ˈblas-​tik How to pronounce odontoblastic (audio) \ adjective

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