Epithelium that is part of a developing tooth or dental organ. [ ZFA:0005134 https://github.com/cerivs/zebrafish-anatomical-ontology/issues/107 ]

Synonyms: tooth epithelium dental epithelium odontogenic epithelium dental epithelia

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

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plural term
dental epithelia [ ZFA:0005134 ]

development notes

In the developing molar dentition of the mouse, tooth inductive po- tential resides in the dental epithelium until embryonic day (E)12.5 (3). Thereafter, tooth inductive potential shifts to neural crest-derived dental mesenchyme, which acquires the ability to direct tooth formation in nonodontogenic tissues (3, 4)

editor note

todo - full developmental relationships

see comments for dental organ.

has related synonym

reduced enamel epithelium