follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

endodontics

[en-doh-don-tiks] /ˌɛn doʊˈdɒn tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of dentistry dealing with the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp, usually by removal of the nerve and other tissue of the pulp cavity and its replacement with suitable filling material; pulp canal therapy; root canal therapy.
Also, endodontia
[en-doh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌɛn doʊˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/ (Show IPA),
endodontology
[en-doh-don-tol-uh-jee] /ˌɛn doʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; < Neo-Latin endodont(ia) in same sense (see end-, -odont, -ia) + -ics
Related forms
endodontic, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for endodontia

endodontics

/ˌɛndəʊˈdɒntɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the dental pulp
Derived Forms
endodontal, endodontic, adjective
endodontist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin endodontia, from endo- + Greek odōn tooth
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
endodontia in Medicine

endodontia en·do·don·tia (ěn'dō-dŏn'shə, -shē-ə)
n.
Endodontics.

endodontics en·do·don·tics (ěn'dō-dŏn'tĭks)
n.
The branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue.


en'do·don'tic adj.
en'do·don'tist n.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Article for endodontia

endodontics

in dentistry, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases of the dental pulp and the surrounding tissues. (The dental pulp is soft tissue in the centre of the tooth; it contains the nerve, blood and lymphatic vessels, and connective tissue.)

Learn more about endodontics with a free trial on Britannica.com
Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for endodontics

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for endodontia

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends