Meaning of ameloblastoma in English:

ameloblastoma

noun

Pathology
  • A tumour composed of ameloblasts, occurring in a jaw bone (especially the mandible).

    An earlier name for this tumour was adamantinoma.

Pronunciation

ameloblastoma

/əˌmɛlə(ʊ)blɑːˈstəʊmə/ /əˌmɛlə(ʊ)blaˈstəʊmə/ /ˌamələ(ʊ)blɑːˈstəʊmə/

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Dental Cosmos. From ameloblast + -oma; compare -blastoma.