Korff's fiber

noun
\ ˈkȯrfs- How to pronounce Korff's fiber (audio) \

Medical Definition of Korff's fiber

: any of the thick argyrophilic fibers in the developing tooth that arise from the dental papilla, pass between the cells of the odontoblast layer, and form the matrix of the dentin

called also von Korff fiber

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“Korff's fiber.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Korff%27s%20fiber. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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