enamel, opacity

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enamel, opacity, (white spot)

(ōpas´itē),
n a visibly lighter area on a tooth's surface; may be caused by fluorosis, or demineralization.
enamel organ,
n the part of a developing tooth germ that produces enamel.
enamel pearl,
enamel spindles,
n.pl tubular projections from the dentinoenamel junction into the enamel, caused by penetration by odontoblasts before the junction is formed.
enamel tufts,
n.pl the brush-shaped projections from the dentinoenamel junction into the enamel, caused by crystallization defects.
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