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dental ledge

 

Definition: a band of ectodermal cells growing from the epithelium of the embryonic jaws into the underlying mesenchyme; local buds from the ledge give rise to the primordia of the enamel organs of the teeth.

Synonym(s): dental lamina, dental shelf, dentogingival lamina, enamel ledge, primary dental lamina

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