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Tooth bud

Definition
noun, plural: tooth buds
An undeveloped tooth consisting of aggregates of cells organized in three organs: the dental organ, the dental papilla and the dental sac.
Supplement
The dental organ gives rise to the enamel. The dental papilla gives rise to the dentin and the pulp, and the dental sac gives rise to the cementum and the odontoligaments.
Word origin: tooth + bud
Synonyms:

  • tooth germ


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