a combining form meaning “tooth,” used in the formation of compound words: dentiform.
Also, especially before a vowel, dent-.
Compare odonto-.

< Latin, combining form of dēns, stem dent-; see tooth Unabridged
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denti- or (before a vowel) dent-
combining form
indicating a tooth: dentiform; dentine
[from Latin dēns, dent-]
dent- or (before a vowel) dent-
combining form
[from Latin dēns, dent-]

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denti- or dent- or dento-

  1. Tooth: dentalgia.

  2. Dental: dentilabial.

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