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ameloblast

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]

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