|1.||the arrangement, type, and number of the teeth in a particular species. Man has a primary dentition of deciduous teeth and a secondary dentition of permanent teeth|
|2.||teething or the time or process of teething|
|[C17: from Latin dentītiō a teething]|
dentition den·ti·tion (děn-tĭsh'ən)
The natural teeth, considered collectively, in the dental arch.
The type, number, and arrangement of a set of teeth.
The process of growing new teeth; teething.
|dentition (děn-tĭsh'ən) Pronunciation Key
The type, number, and arrangement of teeth in an animal species. In mammals, dentition consists of several different types of teeth, including incisors, canines, and molars. The dentition of toothed fish and reptiles usually consists of only one kind of tooth.