OBO ID: ZFA:0009028
Term Name: ameloblast Search Ontology:
  • ameloblasts
Definition: A cylindrical epithelial cell in the innermost layer of the enamel organ. Their functions include contribution to the development of the dentinoenamel junction by the deposition of a layer of the matrix, thus producing the foundation for the prisms (the structural units of the dental enamel), and production of the matrix for the enamel prisms and interprismatic substance. (From Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992).
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • CL:0000059
  • TAO:0009028
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
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