dentition

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From Latin dentītiō (teething, dentition).

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dentition (countable and uncountable, plural dentitions)

  1. The set of natural teeth of an individual
  2. The type, number and arrangement of the normal teeth of an organism or of the actual teeth of an individual
  3. An arrangement in an organism or object of projections that resemble teeth
    • 2008, Anis Kumar Ray, Fossils in Earth Sciences, page 165:
      As mentioned dentition of bivalves, i.e. teeth and sockets, occur on the vertical portion of the hinge plates of the two valves, which are in contact with each other when the shell is closed.
  4. The process of growing teeth; teething

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin dentītiō.

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dentition f (plural dentitions)

  1. dentition

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