(redirected from dental lamina)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to dental lamina: Reduced enamel epithelium, successional dental lamina, dental lamina cyst, Vestibular lamina
  • noun

Synonyms for dental

a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge

References in periodicals archive ?
USC researchers identified three developmental phases for each alligator tooth unit, comprising a functional tooth (f), replacement tooth (r) and dental lamina.
In these cases, agenesis was one of the manifestations of an anomaly of the dental lamina, specifically mild dysplasia.
Various explanations of origin have been proposed, including the basal cells of the oral epithelium, rests of the dental lamina, and the stratum intermedium, as well as reduced enamel epithelium.
Osr2 restricts Bmp4 expression to the tooth mesenchyme under the dental lamina, and in Osr2's absence, Bmp4 gene expression expands into the jaw mesenchyme outside of the tooth row.
Another theory involves the hyperactivity of an anterior part of the dental lamina [Rantanen, 1971].