The outer enamel epithelium
, also known as the external enamel epithelium
, is a layer of cuboidal cells
located on the periphery of the enamel organ
in a developing tooth
. This layer is first seen during the bell stage.
The rim of the enamel organ where the outer and inner enamel epithelium join is called the cervical loop.
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