In anatomy, a structure resembling a l.. SEE ALSO: shelf, lamina.
- dental l. a band of ectodermal cells growing from the epithelium of the embryonic jaws into the underlying mesenchyme; local buds from the l. give rise to the primordia of the enamel organs of the teeth. SYN: dental lamina, dental shelf, dentogingival lamina, enamel l., primary dental lamina.
- enamel l. SYN: dental l..

Medical dictionary. 2011.