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exodontics

[ek-suh-don-tiks] /ˌɛk səˈdɒn tɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb)
1.
the branch of dentistry dealing with the extraction of teeth.
Also, exodontia
[ek-suh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌɛk səˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
ex-3 + -odont- + -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for exodontia

exodontics

/ˌɛksəʊˈdɒntɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of dental surgery concerned with the extraction of teeth Also called exodontia (ˌɛksəʊˈdɒnʃə)
Derived Forms
exodontist, noun
Word Origin
C20: New Latin, from ex-1 + -odontia, from Greek odōn tooth
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exodontia in Medicine

exodontia ex·o·don·tia (ěk'sə-dŏn'shə, -shē-ə)
n.
Exodontics.

exodontics ex·o·don·tics (ěk'sə-dŏn'tĭks)
n.
The dental specialty dealing with tooth extraction.


ex'o·don'tist n.
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