Hunter-Schreger bands

Hunter-Schreger bands
the dark and light lines visible under reflected light in a ground section of a tooth, which terminate at the dentinoenamel junctions, coinciding with the enamel prism curvatures. The dark bands are known as diazones, and the light ones as parazones.

Hunter-Schreger bands in reflected light in a longitudinal section of enamel.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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