A dentine-like hypermineralized substance that covers the tooth tip. Enamel's primary mineral is hydroxylapatite, which is a crystalline calcium phosphate. Unlike dentin and bone, enamel does not contain collagen. Instead, it has two unique classes of proteins called amelogenins and enamelins[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enamel_organ http://zfin.org/curator ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

definition
  • A dentine-like hypermineralized substance that covers the tooth tip. Enamel's primary mineral is hydroxylapatite, which is a crystalline calcium phosphate. Unlike dentin and bone, enamel does not contain collagen. Instead, it has two unique classes of proteins called amelogenins and enamelins[WP].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/66/Enamelorgan11-17-05.jpg
editor note
  • current classification under substance of tooth may be turned into taxon GCI (e.g. sharks have enamel in dermal denticles)
external definition
  • Skeletal tissue that consists of an avascular, noncollagenous, hypermineralized matrix that is deposited by ameloblasts that are excluded from the matrix. Enamel develops from organic pre-enamel tissue that is replaced by a largely inorganic matrix.[VSAO]
external ontology notes
  • part_of tooth enamel organ in MA
has exact synonym
  • enamel tissue
  • enamel of tooth
  • tooth enamel
id
  • UBERON:0001752