tooth germ

tooth germ
tooth germ n TOOTH BUD

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a budlike thickening of the dental lamina that is the primordium of a tooth, and in which the enamel knot develops; the collective structures from which a tooth is formed, including the dental follicle, enamel organ, and dental papilla. Called also dental g. See also tooth bud, under bud.

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