dental

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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".

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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.
    • 1958, Anthony Burgess, The Enemy in the Blanket (The Malayan Trilogy), published 1972, page 253:
      'Che Normah pronounced the name in the Malay manner, metathetically: Ruperet, the final dental initiated but not exploded.

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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]

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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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  • IPA(key): /dɛnˈtaːl/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aːl

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dental (not comparable)

  1. dental

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Interlingua[edit]

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dental (not comparable)

  1. dental, of or pertaining to the teeth

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Portuguese[edit]

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Borrowed from Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens.

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dental m or f (plural dentais, comparable)

  1. dental

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  • dental” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

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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  • IPA(key): /denˈtal/, [d̪ẽn̪ˈt̪al]
  • Rhymes: -al

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dental (plural dentales)

  1. dental

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