dentinal tubules(redirected from dentinal canals)
minute, wavy, branching tubes or canals in the dentin; they contain the long cytoplasmic processes of odontoblasts and extend radially from the pulp to the dentoenamel and dentocemental junctions.
can·a·li·cu·li den·ta·les(kan-ă-lik'yū-lī den-tā'lēs) [TA]
den·ti·nal tu·bules(den'ti-năl tū'byūlz)
pertaining to dentin.
fibers contained in predentin but displaced by dentin as it is deposited, the fibers leaving apical processes of odontocytes behind, contained in dentinal tubules through which nerves also pass; called also odontoblastic processes.
see dentinal fibers (above).