Odontoblast

In vertebrates, an odontoblast is a cell of neural crest origin that is part of the outer surface of the dental pulp, and whose biological function is dentinogenesis, which is the formation of dentin, the substance beneath the tooth enamel on the crown and the cementum on the root. ==Origin == Odontoblasts first appear at sites of tooth developmen...
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Odontoblast

• (n.) One of the cells which secrete the chitinous teeth of Mollusca. • (n.) One of the more or less columnar cells on the outer surface of the pulp of a tooth; an odontoplast. They are supposed to be connected with the formation of dentine.
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odontoblast

(from the article `neural crest`) ...deep layers of the epidermis that contain pigment and are responsible for skin coloration. In the head region the neural crest cells contribute ... Among the cartilaginous fishes, sharks have a very tough skin. Scattered over it are denticles, each with a pulp cavity, around the edge of which is ... ...
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odontoblast

(o-don´to-blast) one of the connective tissue cells that deposit dentin and form the outer surface of the dental pulp adjacent to the dentin.
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Odontoblast

O·don'to·blast noun [ Odonto- + -blast .] 1. (Anat.) One of the more or less columnar cells on the outer surface of the pulp of a tooth; an odontoplast. They are supposed to be connected with the formation of dentine. 2. (Zoology) One of the cells which sec...
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odontoblast

Columnar cells derived from the dental papilla after ameloblasts have differentiated and that give rise to the dentine matrix that underlies the enamel of a tooth. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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odontoblast

Type: Term Pronunciation: ō-don′tō-blast Definitions: 1. One of the dentin-forming cells, derived from mesenchyme of neural crest origin, lining the pulp cavity of a tooth; odontoblasts are arranged in a peripheral layer in the dental pulp, each with an odontoblastic process extending part way into the dentinal tubules; the cells ge...
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