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Synonyms for prism

a polyhedron with two congruent and parallel faces (the bases) and whose lateral faces are parallelograms

optical device having a triangular shape and made of glass or quartz

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Enamel prisms are anchored at the enamel-dentine junction and extend to the occlusal surface with differing orientations characteristic of different taxa (Koenigswald, 1982; Boyde et al.
In several of the high-magnification micrographs, the fibrous, crystallitic nature of the enamel prisms and interprismatic material is evident, and prisms appear to be hollow (Fig.
Hollow enamel prisms evident at high magnifications may contain enamel tubules, and are an intriguing feature that warrants further attention.
Enamel comprises about 95% of substituted hydroxyapatite crystals, arranged in bundles of enamel prisms 2-5 microns in diameter extending from dentine to the enamel surface.