odontoblast

noun

odon·​to·​blast ō-ˈdän-tə-ˌblast How to pronounce odontoblast (audio)
: any of the elongated radially arranged cells on the surface of the dental pulp that secrete dentin
odontoblastic adjective

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First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of odontoblast was in 1870

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“Odontoblast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odontoblast. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

odontoblast

noun

odon·​to·​blast ō-ˈdänt-ə-ˌblast How to pronounce odontoblast (audio)
: one of the elongated radially arranged outer cells of the dental pulp that secrete dentin
odontoblastic adjective

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