dental

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French dental, or from Medieval Latin dentālis, from Latin dēns (tooth), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁d-ent- (tooth), participle of *h₁ed- (eat), perhaps from an older sense "bite". From Sanskrit - दन्तः.

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dental (comparative more dental, superlative most dental)

  1. Of or concerning the teeth, as in dental care.
  2. Of or concerning dentistry.
  3. (phonetics) Made with the tongue touching the teeth, as in dental fricative.

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Noun[edit]

dental (plural dentals)

  1. (veterinary medicine) Cleaning and polishing of an animal's teeth.
  2. (phonetics) A dental sound.

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  • (cleaning and polishing of animal's teeth): prophy

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Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens. Equivalent to dent +‎ -al.

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dental (masculine and feminine plural dentals)

  1. dental

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens. Equivalent to dent +‎ -al.

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dental (feminine singular dentale, masculine plural dentaux, feminine plural dentales)

  1. (linguistics) dental

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German[edit]

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dental (not comparable)

  1. dental

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens.

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dental m, f (plural dentais, comparable)

  1. dental

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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dèntāl m (Cyrillic spelling дѐнта̄л)

  1. a dentale

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens.

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dental (plural dentales)

  1. dental

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