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dental

[den-tl] /ˈdɛn tl/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the teeth.
2.
of or pertaining to dentistry or a dentist.
3.
Phonetics.
  1. (of a speech sound) articulated with the tongue tip touching the back of the upper front teeth or immediately above them, as French t.
  2. alveolar, as English t.
  3. interdental (def 2).
noun
4.
Phonetics. a dental sound.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; < Medieval Latin dentālis, equivalent to Latin dent- (stem of dēns) tooth + -ālis -al1
Related forms
dentality, noun
dentally, adverb
postdental, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for most dental

dental

/ˈdɛntəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the teeth
2.
of or relating to dentistry
3.
(phonetics)
  1. pronounced or articulated with the tip of the tongue touching the backs of the upper teeth, as for t in French tout
  2. (esp in the phonology of some languages, such as English) another word for alveolar
noun
4.
(phonetics) a dental consonant
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin dentālis, from Latin dens tooth
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Word Origin and History for most dental

dental

adj.

1590s, from Middle French dental "of teeth" or Medieval Latin dentalis, from Latin dens (genitive dentis) "tooth," from PIE root *dent- (see tooth).

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dental den·tal (děn'tl)
adj.

  1. Of, relating to, or for the teeth.

  2. Of, relating to, or intended for dentistry.

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dental
  (děn'tl)   
Relating to the teeth.
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