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O*don"to*blast (?), n. [Odonto- + -blast.]

1. Anat.

One of the more or less columnar cells on the outer surface of the pulp of a tooth; an odontoplast. They are supposed to be connected with the formation of dentine.

2. Zool.

One of the cells which secrete the chitinous teeth of Mollusca.


© Webster 1913.

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