dentinal fibers

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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.
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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.
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den·ti·nal fibers

, dental fibers (denti-năl fībĕrz, dentăl)
Processes of pulpal cells, the odontoblasts, which extend in radial fashion through dentin toward dentoenamel junction and are contained within dentinal tubules.
Synonym(s): odontoblastic processes, Tomes fibers.
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