Definitions for dental follicle
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word dental follicle
The dental follicle is a sac containing the developing tooth and its odontogenic organ. The dental follicle differentiates into the periodontal ligament. In addition, it may be the precursor of other cells of the periodontium, including osteoblasts, cementoblasts and fibroblasts. They develop into the alveolar bone, the cementum with Sharpey's fibers and the periodontal ligament fibers respectively.
Find a translation for the dental follicle definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these dental follicle definitions with the community:
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"dental follicle." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 21 Sep. 2014. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/dental follicle>.