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dentinal fibers



  1. the processes of the pulpal cells, the odontoblasts, which extend in radial fashion through the dentin toward the dentoenamel junction and are contained within the dentinal tubules;
  2. the intertubular fine collagenous fibers that with the dentinal ground substance infiltrated with calcium salts constitute the dentinal matrix.

Synonym(s): odontoblastic processes, Tomes fibers

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