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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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It became ameloblastic carcinoma in 2016 and he had the first of several operations that August.
1) Although there is controversy regarding the true nature of POT as a newly-recognized embryonal neoplasm of immature dental tissue exhibiting progressive growth potential or just a histopathological variant of ameloblastic fibroma, or odontogenic myxoma/fibroma.
Savitha and Cariappa (17) used an extraoral approach for enucleation of an ameloblastic fibro odontoma in a 5-year-old boy.
According to the present concept, cases reported in literature under the terms "odontogenic gingival epithelial hamartoma" "hamartoma of the dental lamina" and "peripheral ameloblastic fibrodentinoma" are actually examples of peripheral odontogenic fibroma.
Two of the patients reported with ameloblastic carcinoma, which is the malignant variant of this odontogenic tumour.
The findings on imaging can be explained as mixed radiolucent radiopaque lesion, so diagnosis are Central Calcifying Epithelial Odontogenic Tumour (CEOT), Calcifying odontogenic cyst, Adenomatoid odontogenic tumour, Complex odontoma, Ameloblastic fibro-odontoma, Fibro-osseous lesions and osteoblastoma should be considered.
DNA ploidy of ameloblastoma and ameloblastic carcinoma of the jaws: analysis by image and flow cytometry.
This condition is due to disrupted ameloblastic function during the transitional and maturational stages of amelogenesis.
Other clinical entities such as ameloblastic fibroma, odontogenic myxoma, intraosseous mucoepidermoid carcinoma and central odontogenic fibroma must be considered although they occur less frequently (20).
The neoplastic lesions often reported within the bovine tongue are squamous cell carcinoma, ameloblastic fibroodontoma (Mahjour and Pear Craft, 2007), malignant melanoma (Brito et al.
5) Deposition of hard tissue like dystrophic calcification or cartilage in the cyst wall of OKC is rare, and the presence of dentinlike tissue (Figure 2), even more rare, (7) can mimic other dentinoid-forming odontogenic cysts and tumors like calcifying epithelial odontogenic tumor, odontoma, ameloblastic fibro-odontoma and adenomatoid odontogenic tumor.
In two cases of ameloblastoma arising in dentigerous cyst the staining was positive in areas showing ameloblastic features and the epithelial lining of dentigerous cyst showed negative staining.