ameloblast

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ameloblast

(əˈmiːləʊblæst; -blɑːst)
n
(Dentistry) a type of cell involved in forming dental enamel
[C19: from (en)amel + -o- + -blast]
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Noun1.ameloblast - a cell from which tooth enamel developsameloblast - a cell from which tooth enamel develops
embryonic cell, formative cell - a cell of an embryo
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Ameloblastic carcinoma is a rare type of ameloblastoma that has received little mention in the literature.
With regard to the postnatal period, health problems could disturb the ameloblastic activity during enamel mineralisation because of direct pathological influence or hypoxia, respiratory disease, hypocalcaemia, fever, and malnutrition [Chowdhury and Bromage, 2000; Jalevik et al.
It has been suggested that this type of EH results from an interference in the usual ameloblastic activity during the appositional phase of enamel development; this hindrance in turn results in an area of disturbed matrix formation (5).