The enamel cord, also called enamel septum, is a localization of cells on an
enamel organthat appear from the outer enamel epitheliumto an enamel knot. The function of the enamel cord and the enamel knot is not known, but they are believed to play a role in the placement of the first cuspdeveloped in a tooth.
*cite book|last=Ross, Michael H.|coauthors=Gordon I. Kaye, and Wojciech Pawlina|title=Histology: A Text and Atlas|year=2003|edition=4th ed.|publisher=Lippincott Williams & Wilkins|location=Philadelphia, Pa.|id=ISBN 0-683-30242-6
*cite book|last=Ten Cate|first=Richard|title=Oral Histology: Development, Structure, and Function|year=1998|edition=5th ed.|publisher=Mosby|location=St. Louis, Mo.|id=ISBN 0-8151-2952-1
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
enamel cord — a vertical extension of the enamel knot in a developing tooth, connecting the enamel knot with the outer dental epithelium, a temporary structure which disappears before enamel formation begins … Medical dictionary
Enamel knot — In tooth development, the enamel knot is a localization of cells on an enamel organ that appear thickened in the center of the inner enamel epithelium. The enamel knot is frequently associated with an enamel cord. The enamel knot as signaling… … Wikipedia
enamel nucleus — in the cap stage of odontogenesis, a slight indentation in the outer dental epithelium of a developing tooth, in the end of the enamel cord; a temporary structure that disappears before enamel formation begins … Medical dictionary
Cord — Short and informal reference to the spinal cord, the major column of nerve tissue that is connected to the brain, lies within the vertebral canal, and from which the spinal nerves emerge. The spinal cord and the brain constitute the central… … Medical dictionary
enamel septum — see under cord … Medical dictionary
dental cord — a cordlike mass of cells from which the enamel organ develops … Medical dictionary
fish — fishless, adj. /fish/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) fish, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) fishes, v. n. 1. any of various cold blooded, aquatic vertebrates, having gills, commonly fins, and typically an elongated body covered with … Universalium
Fish — /fish/, n. Hamilton, 1808 93, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1869 77. * * * I Any of more than 24,000 species of cold blooded vertebrates found worldwide in fresh and salt water. Living species range from the primitive lampreys and hagfishes… … Universalium
arts, East Asian — Introduction music and visual and performing arts of China, Korea, and Japan. The literatures of these countries are covered in the articles Chinese literature, Korean literature, and Japanese literature. Some studies of East Asia… … Universalium
Head and neck anatomy — focuses on the structures of the head and neck of the human body, including the brain, bones, muscles, blood vessels, nerves, glands, nose, mouth, teeth, tongue, and throat. It is an area frequently studied in depth by surgeons, dentists, dental… … Wikipedia