Section of the Enamel

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Enamel is composed of fine hexagonal fibers which are set on end on the surface of the dentine and fit into corresponding depressions. Shown is a thin section of enamel and a part of the dentine. Labels; a, cuticular pellicle of the enamel (Nasmyth’s membrane); b, enamel fibers, or columns with fissures between them and cross striae; c, larger cavities in the enamel, communicating with the extremities of some of the dentinal tubuli.


Baker, W. Morrant & Harris, Vincent Dormer Kirkes' Hand-book of Physiology, 13th ed. (Philadelphia: P. Blakiston's Son & Co., 1892) 80


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