Medical Dictionary

Tomes' fiber

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noun \ˈtōmz-\

Medical Definition of Tomes' fiber

  1. :  any of the fibers extending from the odontoblasts into the alveolar canals :  a dentinal fiber—called also Tomes' process

Biographical Note for tomes' fiber

Tomes

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Sir John

(1815–1895), British dental surgeon. Tomes did much during his career to upgrade the practice of dentistry, working to establish it as a profession and to ensure the proper education and registration of its practitioners. Between 1849 and 1856 he wrote a series of important papers on bone and dental tissues, and in 1850 he described Tomes' fibers.


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