Enameloid

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Enameloid is an enamel-like structure found, for instance, in the scales[citation needed] of many fossil fish. The term covers any hypermineralized tissue with an organic “scaffold” consisting of ectodermal and ectomesenchymal proteins.[1]

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  1. ^ Gillis, J.; Donoghue, P. (2007). "The homology and phylogeny of chondrichthyan tooth enameloid". Journal of Morphology. 268 (1): 33–49. doi:10.1002/jmor.10501. PMID 17146771.