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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One of the cells forming the outer surface of dental pulp that produces the dentin of a tooth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cell on the outer surface of dental pulp that produces tooth dentin

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the more or less columnar cells on the outer surface of the pulp of a tooth; an odontoplast. They are supposed to be connected with the formation of dentine.
  • n. One of the cells which secrete the chitinous teeth of Mollusca.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cell by which dentine is developed; a cell which produces dentinal tissue, the special substance which largely composes teeth.

Etymologies

odonto- + -blast (Wiktionary)

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