odontology

[oh-don-tol-uh-jee, od-on-]
noun
the science dealing with the study of the teeth and their surrounding tissues and with the prevention and cure of their diseases.

Origin:
1810–20; odonto- + -logy

odontological [oh-don-tl-oj-i-kuhl] , adjective
odontologist, noun
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odontology (ˌɒdɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
the branch of science concerned with the anatomy, development, and diseases of teeth and related structures
 
odontological
 
adj
 
odon'tologist
 
n

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odontology o·don·tol·o·gy (ō'dŏn-tŏl'ə-jē)
n.
The study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth.


o·don'to·log'i·cal (-tə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl) adj.
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Forensic odontology consists of the gathering and use of dental evidence in law.
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