odontoblast

noun
odon·to·blast | \ ō-ˈdän-tə-ˌblast \

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of odontoblast

1870, in the meaning defined above

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odontoblast

noun
odon·to·blast | \ ō-ˈdänt-ə-ˌblast \

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 \ adjective

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