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Medical Term:

Hunter-Schreger bands

Pronunciation: hŭn′tĕr shrā′gĕr


alternating light and dark lines seen in enamel of the tooth that begin at the dentoenamel junction and end before they reach the enamel surface; they may represent areas of enamel rods cut in cross-sections dispersed between areas of rods cut longitudinally.

Synonym(s): Hunter-Schreger lines, Schreger lines

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