|1.||of or relating to the teeth|
|2.||of or relating to dentistry|
|a. pronounced or articulated with the tip of the tongue touching the backs of the upper teeth, as for t in French tout|
|b. (esp in the phonology of some languages, such as English) another word for alveolar|
|4.||phonetics a dental consonant|
|[C16: from Medieval Latin dentālis, from Latin dens tooth]|
dental den·tal (děn'tl)
Of, relating to, or for the teeth.
Of, relating to, or intended for dentistry.
|dental (děn'tl) Pronunciation Key
Relating to the teeth.