Skip to Content

hyaline layer of Hopewell-Smith

Pronunciation: hop'wel smith

Definition: a thin layer of enamellike material located between the cementum and dentin of the root of a tooth; this layer, elaborated by the inner enamel epithelial layer of the Hertwig epithelial root sheet, is believed to facilitate the adhesion of cementum to dentin.

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.