dentinal fibers(redirected from Tomes fibers)
den·ti·nal fi·bers, dental fibers
1. the processes of the pulpal cells, the odontoblasts, which extend in radial fashion through the dentin toward the dentoenamel junction and are contained within the dentinal tubules; Synonym(s): odontoblastic processes, Tomes fibers
2. the intertubular fine collagenous fibers that with the dentinal ground substance infiltrated with calcium salts constitute the dentinal matrix.
Tomes,Sir John, English dentist and anatomist, 1815-1895.
Tomes fibers - the processes of the pulpal cells which are contained within the dentinal tubules. Synonym(s): dentinal fibers
Tomes granular layer - a thin layer of dentin adjacent to the cementum.