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[oh-don-tuh-blast] /oʊˈdɒn təˌblæst/

noun, Anatomy.
one of a layer of cells lining the pulp cavity of a tooth, from which dentin is formed.
any of a layer of cells lining the pulp cavity of a tooth and giving rise to the dentine

odontoblast o·don·to·blast (ō-dŏn’tə-blāst’)
One of the cells forming the outer surface of dental pulp that produces tooth dentin.
o·don’to·blas’tic adj.


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