sheath of Hertwig


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

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“Sheath of Hertwig.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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