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odontoblastic zone


Definition: most peripheral zone of the pulp; composed of odontoblasts, cells responsible for dentinogenesis; the cell bodies of the odontoblasts adjoin the cell-free zone and their odontoblastic processes enter the dentinal tubules.

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