enamel

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Synonyms for enamel

hard white substance covering the crown of a tooth

a colored glassy compound (opaque or partially opaque) that is fused to the surface of metal or glass or pottery for decoration or protection

a paint that dries to a hard glossy finish

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any smooth glossy coating that resembles ceramic glaze

coat, inlay, or surface with enamel

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It has been reported that in unerupted teeth the resorptive process commences adjacent to the defective enamel epithelium [Blackwood, 1958], and progresses in an irregular manner from an isolated area within the enamel and subsequently continues to progress towards the dentine.
1990; Luten, 1958 Developmental anomaly Kronfeld, 1955 Break down of reduced enamel epithelium Muhler, 1957 Apical inflammation of primary teeth Seddon et al.
In both patterns, the outermost cells resemble those of the ameloblastic layer and the inner enamel epithelium.