Definition of Odontoblast

1. 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.



Definition of Odontoblast

1. Noun. A cell on the outer surface of dental pulp that produces tooth dentin ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Odontoblast

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Medical Definition of Odontoblast

1. 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. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Odontoblast

odontalgia dentalis
odontalgias
odontalgic
odontalgiæ
odontalgy
odontectomy
odonterism
odontiasis
odontic
odontinoid
odontist
odontists
odontitis
odonto-
odontoameloblastoma
odontoblast (current term)
odontoblastic
odontoblastic layer
odontoblastic process
odontoblastoma
odontoblasts
odontocete
odontocetes
odontoclast
odontodynia
odontodysplasia
odontogenesis
odontogenesis imperfecta
odontogenic
odontogenic cyst

Literary usage of Odontoblast

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The dentine of the fang is developed from the odontoblast cells of the pulp in a manner similar to that already described for the development of tlie ..."

2. A Manual of Dental Anatomy, Human and Comparative by Charles Sissmore Tomes (1890)
"No one could speak of a young, active odontoblast as " drawn out into the dentinal fibril. ... Klein believes that the odontoblast forms the matrix only, ..."

3. A Laboratory manual and text-book of embryology by Charles William Prentiss, Leslie Brainerd Arey (1917)
"When the dentine layer is developed, the odontoblast cells remain internal ... Internal to the odontoblast layer, the mesenchymal cells differentiate into ..."

4. American Journal of Dental Science by American Society of Dental Surgeons (1890)
"The tubules of the dentine are occupied by projections from the protoplasmic odontoblast. The central end of the elongated odontoblast is in close ..."

5. The Monthly Microscopical Journal: Transactions of the Royal Microscopical (1877)
"It is not (if we except a thin outer layer of hard dentine with which it is often clothed) developed from a specialized layer of odontoblast cells; ..."

6. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"At the blind end of the sac the lining cells are differentiated into odontoblast cells, which form a transverse ridge broken up in correspondence with the ..."

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