Definition of ameloblast in English:

ameloblast

noun

  • A type of epithelial cell responsible for the formation of tooth enamel.

    Formerly also called adamantoblast.

Pronunciation

ameloblast

/əˈmɛlə(ʊ)blɑːst/ /əˈmɛlə(ʊ)blast/ /ˈamələ(ʊ)blɑːst/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Missouri Dental Journal. From amel + -o- + -blast, after odontoblast.