Hunter-Schreger Bands: Terminological Propose

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Ignacio Roa & Nikol Ponce


Hunter-Schreger Bands (HSB), are light and dark bands, which can be seen in the enamel due to the different curvature of the enamel prisms, they are widely mentioned in studies, both dental and anthropological, but are not reflected in Terminologia Histologica. The aim of the present work was to ca- rry out an analysis of the HSB term, in order to propose it as a new histological term, and thus be able to be included in Terminologia Histologica by the Federative International Program for Anatomical Terminology (FIPAT). After the analysis in study texts and scientific publications, we propose in replacement of the term HSB, for two terms: diazone prismatica (diá of Greek διá 'through' and of Greek zon(e) ζωνη 'strip', 'zone of the earth') and parazone prismatica (pará gr. 'along' and from the Greek zon(e) ζωνη 'strip', 'zone of the earth'), thus defining the most descriptive and non- eponymous terms, as the International Terminology says. Propose new terms that are more in agreement with those indicated by the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) and the own terminology, presents great answers; A term is not only a word that refers to a morphological structure, but also a unit of language, which unites the morphological community in a single language. So we propose that the term sea included by the FIPAT in the next discussions.

KEY WORDS: Hunter-Schreger bands; Enamel;

Terminologia Histologica.

How to cite this article

ROA, I. & PONCE, N. Hunter-Schreger bands: terminological propose. Int. J. Morphol., 37(4):1210-1212, 2019.