enamel organ


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enamel organ

[i′nam·əl ‚ȯr·gən]
(embryology)
The epithelial ingrowth from the dental lamina which covers the dental papilla, furnishes a mold for the shape of a developing tooth, and forms the dental enamel.
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They are believed to arise from remnants of the odontogenic epithelium or the developing enamel organ.
The tumor is made up of a blend of ameloblasts and epithelial cells that try to duplicate the enamel organ.
Ameloblastoma can originate in the dental lamina (or its derivatives, such as epithelial rests), in the epithelial lining of odontogenic cysts, in basal cells of the surface epithelium, and in epithelium of the enamel organ.