-odontia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed from the suffixation of ὀδόντ- (odónt-), the stem of the Ancient Greek ὀδούς (odoús, tooth), with the English -ia; compare the Latin odontia and the French -odontie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: ədŏnʹtĭə, ōdŏnʹtĭə, IPA(key): /əˈdɒntɪə/, /əʊˈdɒntɪə/
  • (US) enPR: ədŏnʹshə, ədŏnʹchə, ədŏnʹshiə, ədŏnʹchiə, IPA(key): /əˈdɑnʃə/, /əˈdɑnt͡ʃə/, /əˈdɑnʃiə/, /əˈdɑnt͡ʃiə/

Suffix[edit]

-odontia

  1. (dentistry and medicine):
    1. (forms nouns) branch of dentistry
    2. (forms nouns) condition of the teeth

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