Plate 10.183 Developing Tooth
Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
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Cat, 10% formalin, H. & E., 50 x.
Internal enamel epithelium: A single layer of columnar cells, which become the enamel- producing ameloblasts.
External enamel epithelium: A single layer of cuboidal epithelium.
Enamel pulp: A collection of loosely arranged branching cells. Also called stellate reticulum.
Dental papilla: Proliferation and condensation of mesenchyme, which constitutes the primordium of the enamel pulp.
Dental follicle: It is also called the dental sac and is composed of mesenchyme surrounding the dental papilla and enamel organ. The part adjacent to the dental papilla forms the future periodontal membrane. Its peripheral part becomes the periosteum of the wall of the future alveolus.
Mandibular bone: In which the tooth is embedded.
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