sheath of Hertwig

noun

sheath of Hert·​wig -ˈhert-ˌvig How to pronounce sheath of Hertwig (audio)
: a two-layered epithelial wall that covers the developing root of a tooth, is derived from cells of the enamel organ, and later breaks up during the process of cement deposition

called also Hertwig's sheath

Dictionary Entries Near sheath of Hertwig

Cite this Entry

“Sheath of Hertwig.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sheath%20of%20Hertwig. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!