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enamel organ

 

Definition: a circumscribed mass of ectodermal cells budded off from the dental lamina; it becomes cup shaped and develops on its internal face the ameloblast layer of cells that produce the enamel cap of a developing tooth. It has three layers in the cap stage and four layers in the bell stage of tooth development.

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