Skip to Content
Medical Term:


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]

© Copyright 2017 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.