orthodonture

orthodonture

[awr-thuh-don-cher]
noun
orthodontia ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1965–70; apparently blend of orthodontia and denture, probably orig. (or exclusively) in r-less accents, in which both words end in (ə)

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orthodonture or·tho·don·ture (ôr'thə-dŏn'chər)
n.
Variant of orthodontics.

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