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International Journal of Morphology

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ROA, Ignacio  and  PONCE, Nikol. Hunter-Schreger Bands: Terminological Propose. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2019, vol.37, n.4, pp.1210-1212. ISSN 0717-9502.

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 carry 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 δι á '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 noneponymous 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.

Keywords : Hunter-Schreger bands; Enamel; Terminologia Histologica.

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