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Related to enamel epithelium: enamel organ, External enamel epithelium
the several layers of the enamel organ remaining on the enamel surface after formation of enamel is completed.
Synonym(s): reduced enamel epithelium
e·nam·el ep·i·the·li·um(ĕ-namĕl epi-thēlē-ŭm)
Several layers of enamel organ remaining on enamel surface after formation of enamel is completed.
the white, compact and very hard substance covering and protecting the dentine of the crown of a tooth.
the area of greatest diameter of a tooth, just external to the gum line, which acts to deflect food from the free gingival margin and the gingival crevice.
epithelium which creates a bell-shaped enamel organ, surrounding the dental papilla; the internal epithelium consists of columnar ameloblasts which secrete enamel.
incomplete or partial development; a common defect in dogs.
inherited enamel defect
an inherited absence of enamel from all teeth combined with excessive flexibility of joints in Holstein-Friesian cattle. The teeth are pink and obviously deficient in substance. A defect in collagen formation is probable.
the outermost layer of cells of the enamel organ.
dental fluorosis; defective enamel, with a chalky white appearance or brownish stain, caused by excessive amounts of fluorine in drinking water and food preparations during the period of enamel calcification.
an epithelial cap over a dental papilla that develops into the enamel-producing organ. The shape of the enamel organ determines the shape of the tooth.
sharp projections of enamel at the junction of the buccal and occlusal surfaces of a tooth. Seen most commonly in horses.
progressively mineralized glycoproteinaceous tubules, the basic structural units of enamel; enamel is acellular and consists of interrod material and rods,
remnant of the enamel cup in the center of an incisor tooth table in a horse.
factories manufacturing enamels or using them extensively; sources of fluorine for pollution of pasture and water.