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ameloblast

[′am·ə·lō‚blast]
(embryology)
One of the columnar cells of the enamel organ that form dental enamel in developing teeth.
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Pathologic diagnosis: Benign tumors Diagnosis n (%) Hemangioma 5 (9) Ossifying fibroma 4 (7) Adnexal neoplasm 1 (2) Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma 1 (2) Benign fibrous histiocytoma 1 (2) Blue nevus 1 (2) Compound nevus 1 (2) Epithelioma adenoides cysticum 1 (2) Giant cell granuloma 1 (2) Lymphangioma 1 (2) Neurofibroma 1 (2) Osteochondroma 1 (2) Port wine stain 1 (2) Spitz nevus 1 (2) Xanthogranuloma 1 (2) Total 22 (41) Table 4.
Intraosseous odontogenic or ameloblastic fibroma was also excluded.
Microscopically, the ameloblastoma is composed of nests, strands, and cords of ameloblastic epithelium, all separated by relatively small amounts of fibrous connective-tissue stroma.