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Hunter-Schreger Bands

Hunter-Schreger Bands


Formation by tuft-like intertwining of the Enamel Prisms into each other.

Parazonia and Diazonia

Light and dark Stripes cause of different refraction due to the wave-shaped course. Recognizable even at low magnification under Light Microscope.


The clearest Stripes at the Enamel-Dentin boundary. Not recognizable at the Enamel surface, according to the Enamel Prisms.


  • D. Lynch C. https://www.nature.com/articles/sj.bdj.2010.980; Accessed on 21.07.2019 Publisher PubMed Central (PMC). Title Hunter-Schreger Band patterns in human tooth enamel
  • Oral Histology Digital Lab: Enamel: Hunter-Schreger Bands (Image 15). http://www.uky.edu/~brmacp/oralhist/module6/lab/imgshtml/image15.htm; Accessed on 07/08/2019

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