follow Dictionary.com

Get our exclusive Word of the Day images!

microdontia

[mahy-kruh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌmaɪ krəˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/
noun
1.
abnormally small teeth.
Also, microdontism
[mahy-kruh-don-tiz-uh m] /ˈmaɪ krə dɒnˌtɪz əm/ (Show IPA),
microdonty.
Origin
< Neo-Latin; see micr(o)--odont, -ia
Related forms
microdont
[mahy-kruh-dont] /ˈmaɪ krəˌdɒnt/ (Show IPA),
microdontic, microdontous, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for microdontia
  • microdontia of a single tooth is more likely to occur in a maxillary lateral incisor.
microdontia in Medicine

microdontia mi·cro·don·ti·a (mī'krə-dŏn'shē-ə, -shə)
n.
A condition of having one or more disproportionately small teeth.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for microdontia

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for microdontia

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends