pontic

pontic

[pon-tik]
noun Dentistry.
an artificial tooth in a bridge.
Also called dummy.


Origin:
1930–35; < Latin pont- (stem of pōns) bridge + -ic

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Pontic

[pon-tik]
adjective
pertaining to the Pontus Euxinus or to Pontus.

Origin:
1470–80; < Greek Pontikós. See Pontus, -ic

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Pontic (ˈpɒntɪk)
 
adj
denoting or relating to the Black Sea
 
[C15: from Latin Ponticus, from Greek, from PontosPontus]

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pontic pon·tic (pŏn'tĭk)
n.
An artificial tooth on a fixed partial denture.

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