Dentes'

dens

[denz]
noun, plural dentes [den-teez] . Zoology.
a tooth or toothlike part.

Origin:
< Latin dēns; see tooth

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den
O.E. denn "wild animal's lair," from P.Gmc. *danjan. Sense of "small room" is 1771, originally colloquial.
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dens (děnz)
n. pl. den·tes (děn'tēz')

  1. Tooth.

  2. A toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis around which the atlas rotates. Also called odontoid process of epistropheus.

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