primary cuticle


primary cuticle
a film on the enamel of unerupted teeth, considered to be the final product of degenerating ameloblasts after completion of enamel formation; electron microscopy shows it to consist primarily of ameloblasts of the reduced enamel epithelium attached to the enamel by a basal lamina. Called also enamel c. Cf. cuticula dentis.

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