[ih-nam-uh l] /ɪˈnæm əl/
a glassy substance, usually opaque, applied by fusion to the surface of metal, pottery, etc., as an ornament or for protection.
any of various varnishes, paints, coatings, etc., drying to a hard, glossy finish.
any enamellike surface with a bright luster.
an artistic work executed in enamel.
Dentistry. the hard, glossy, calcareous covering of the crown of a tooth, containing only a slight amount of organic substance.
verb (used with object), enameled, enameling or (especially British) enamelled, enamelling.
to inlay or overlay with enamel.
to form an enamellike surface upon:
to enamel cardboard.
to decorate as with enamel; variegate with colors.
[ih-nam-uh-ling] /ɪˈnæm ə lɪŋ/
the art, act, or work of a person who .
a decoration or coating of .
a coloured glassy substance, translucent or opaque, fused to the surface of articles made of metal, glass, etc, for ornament or protection
an article or articles ornamented with enamel
an enamel-like paint or varnish
any smooth glossy coating resembling enamel
another word for nail polish
the hard white calcified substance that covers the crown of each tooth
verb (transitive) -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
to inlay, coat, or otherwise decorate with enamel
to ornament with glossy variegated colours, as if with enamel
to portray in enamel
early 14c., from Anglo-French enamailler (early 14c.), from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + amailler “to enamel,” variant of Old French esmailler, from esmal “enamel,” from Frankish *smalt, from Proto-Germanic *smaltjan “to smelt” (see smelt (v.)). Related: Enameled; enameling.
early 15c., from enamel (v.).
enamel e·nam·el (ĭ-nām’əl)
The hard, calcareous substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth.
The hard, translucent substance covering the exposed portion of a tooth in mammals. Enamel is the hardest substance in the body, and consists mostly of calcium salts.
The hard, white substance that covers the crown of a tooth.
- Enamel membrane
enamel membrane n. The internal layer of the enamel organ formed by the enamel cells.
enamelogenesis e·nam·e·lo·gen·e·sis (ĭ-nām’ə-lō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs) n. See amelogenesis.
enameloma e·nam·e·lo·ma (ĭ-nām’ə-lō’mə) n. pl. e·nam·e·lo·mas or e·nam·e·lo·ma·ta (-mə-tə) A developmental anomaly in which a small nodule of enamel is below the cementoenamel junction, usually at the bifurcation of molar teeth.
- Enamel organ
enamel organ n. A mass of ectodermal cells budded from the dental lamina. It develops the ameloblast layer of cells which produce the enamel cap of a developing tooth.