OBO ID: ZFA:0005138
Term Name: dental organ Search Ontology:
  • enamel organ
Definition: A structure that is involved in tooth formation. A bell shape two layer epithelial structure that descends toward the ceratobranchial 5 bone, enclosing the dental mesenchyme. At later times in tooth development the cells at the apex of the bell may be involved in enameloid formation. This structure remains at the base of the erupted tooth and is the source of replacement teeth. (1)
Appears at: Unknown
Evident until: Adult (90d-730d, breeding adult)
  • TAO:0005138
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology
PHENOTYPE No data available