Skip to Content


Pronunciation: am′ĕ-lō-blast

Definition: One of the columnar epithelial cells of the inner layer of the enamel organ of a developing tooth, involved with the formation of enamel matrix.

Synonym(s): enamel cell, enameloblast, ganoblast

[Early E. amel, enamel, + G. blastos, germ]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.