A type of epithelial cell responsible for the formation of tooth enamel.
Formerly also called adamantoblast.
ameloblast/əˈmɛlə(ʊ)blɑːst/ /əˈmɛlə(ʊ)blast/ /ˈamələ(ʊ)blɑːst/
Late 19th century; earliest use found in Missouri Dental Journal. From amel + -o- + -blast, after odontoblast.
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