dental

[den-tl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the teeth.
2.
of or pertaining to dentistry or a dentist.
3.
Phonetics.
a.
(of a speech sound) articulated with the tongue tip touching the back of the upper front teeth or immediately above them, as French t.
b.
alveolar, as English t.
c.
interdental ( def 2 ).
noun
4.
Phonetics. a dental sound.

Origin:
1585–95; < Medieval Latin dentālis, equivalent to Latin dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ālis -al1

dentality, noun
dentally, adverb
postdental, adjective, noun
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dental (ˈdɛntəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the teeth
2.  of or relating to dentistry
3.  phonetics
 a.  pronounced or articulated with the tip of the tongue touching the backs of the upper teeth, as for t in French tout
 b.  (esp in the phonology of some languages, such as English) another word for alveolar
 
n
4.  phonetics a dental consonant
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin dentālis, from Latin dens tooth]

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Word Origin & History

dental
1594, from M.Fr. dental "of teeth," from L. dens (gen. dentis) "tooth," from PIE base *dont-, *dent- (see tooth).
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Medical Dictionary

dental den·tal (děn'tl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or for the teeth.

  2. Of, relating to, or intended for dentistry.

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Science Dictionary
dental   (děn'tl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to the teeth.
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Example sentences
Along its line of attachment to the buccal epithelium is a shallow groove, the
  dental furrow.
Only the grit was useful, mostly for industrial applications such as dental
  drills and hacksaw blades.
Below, a note advises check writers to use their dental records in lieu of the
  usual forms of identification.
Tells about dental-hygiene gifts such as flavored toothpastes and dental
  flosses.
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