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dentinal tubules

 

Definition: minute, wavy, branching tubes or canals in the dentin; they contain the long cytoplasmic processes of odontoblasts and extend radially from the pulp to the dentoenamel and dentocemental junctions.

Synonym(s): canaliculi dentales, dental tubules, dentinal canals, tubuli dentales

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