Definition of odontoblast in English:

odontoblast

noun

Anatomy
  • A cell in the pulp of a tooth that produces dentine.

    • ‘At the pulp end of dentinal tubules is a layer of cells called odontoblasts.’
    • ‘Thus, it seems unlikely that collagen was produced from pulp odontoblasts as in teeth.’
    • ‘Yoshida and Ohshima detail the development of the peripheral capillaries and their relationship to odontoblasts.’
    • ‘These cells include the dentine-producing odontoblasts of the cone.’
    • ‘In the mesodentine of Paralogania the odontoblasts are often trapped in spaces within the bone, the canals are wider, and they are not nearly so orderly.’

Pronunciation:

odontoblast

/ɒˈdɒntə(ʊ)blast/