dental lamina

noun

Medical Definition of dental lamina

: a linear zone of epithelial cells of the covering of each embryonic jaw that grows down into the developing gums and gives rise to the enamel organs of the teeth

called also dental ridge

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“Dental lamina.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dental%20lamina. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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