Odontoblast

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odontoblast

[ō′dänt·ə‚blast]
(histology)
One of the elongated, dentin-forming cells covering the dental papilla.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Odontoblast

 

the cell that deposits dentin in the teeth of man and vertebrate animals. Its cell body is adjacent to the outer layer of the pulp, and its long outgrowths are within the tubules that perforate the dentin.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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