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ameloblast

 [ah-mel´o-blast]
a cell that takes part in forming dental enamel.

am·e·lo·blast

(am'ĕ-lō-blast),
One of the columnar epithelial cells of the inner layer of the enamel organ of a developing tooth, involved with the formation of enamel matrix.
[Early E. amel, enamel, + G. blastos, germ]

ameloblast

/am·e·lo·blast/ (am´ĕ-lo-blast″) a cell that takes part in forming dental enamel.

ameloblast

[am′ilōblast′]
Etymology: OFr, amel + Gk, blastos, germ
an epithelial cell from which tooth enamel is formed. Also called enamel cell. -ameloblastic, adj.

ameloblast

A columnar epithelial cell that secretes tooth enamel, which has tapering apical surfaces and Tomes processes and which is embedded in the enamel matrix of the tooth.

am·e·lo·blast

(am'ěl'ō-blast)
One of the columnar epithelial cells of the inner layer of the enamel organ of a developing tooth, concerned with the formation of enamel.
[Early E. amel, enamel, + G. blastos, germ]

am·e·lo·blast

(am'ěl'ō-blast)
One of the columnar epithelial cells of the inner layer of the enamel organ of a developing tooth, involved with the formation of enamel matrix.
Synonym(s): enamel cell, enameloblast.
[Early E. amel, enamel, + G. blastos, germ]

ameloblast (am´əlōblast´),

n an epithelial cell associated with the enamel organ that, during tooth development, secretes enamel matrix.
ameloblast atrophy,
n a wasting of or decrease in the epithelial cells, which form tooth enamel; may occur as the result of a deficiency in vitamin A. See also atrophy, periodontal.

ameloblast

a cell which takes part in forming dental enamel.