Plate 10.184 Developing Tooth
Ronald A. Bergman, Ph.D., Adel K. Afifi, M.D., Paul M. Heidger,
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Fetal pig, 10% formalin, decalcified, H. & E., 7 x.
This section is through the snout of a pig fetus. It shows part of the nasal septum, hard palate, and a developing tooth.
Enamel and dentin have already begun to be laid down by ameloblasts and odontoblasts, respectively. The structural components of the tooth at this stage of development are identified.
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