odontoclast


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odontoclast

[ō′dänt·ə‚klast]
(histology)
A multinuclear cell concerned with resorption of the roots of milk teeth.
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Morphological and functional properties of odontoclasts on dentine resorption.
Microscopic examination reveals odontoclasts in areas of active destruction.
This is attributed to procedural considerations and the higher cellular content of primary pulp, where undifferentiated mesenchymal cells may differentiate into odontoclasts in response to caries or the pulp medicament, leading to IR [Kennedy and Kapala, 1985; Kopel, 1992].