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Medical Term:

dentinal fibers

Definition

  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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