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cell-rich zone


Definition: the zone of the pulp of the tooth between the pulp core and the cell-poor zone (q.v.); it is rich in fibroblasts and mesenchymal cells and provides cells that protect the pulp from bacterial invasion by the formation of reparative dentin.

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