Cap stage

Definition

noun

(dentistry) The stage in tooth development marked by cell proliferation and differentiation resulting in a tooth bud consisting of three parts: the dental organ that is first to form, the dental papilla underneath the dental organ, and the innermost dental sac.


Supplement

The term cap stage is derived from the cap-like appearance of the dental organ which outlines the future shape of the tooth.

Tooth development is comprised of the following stages:

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Cap_stage&oldid=95687"
First | Previous (Cap binding protein) | Next (Capacitance) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.