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[denz] /dɛnz/
noun, plural dentes
[den-teez] /ˈdɛn tiz/ (Show IPA).
a tooth or toothlike part.
Origin of dens
< Latin dēns; see tooth Unabridged
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dentes' in Medicine

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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