partial denture

noun
See under denture.

Origin:
1855–60

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denture

[den-cher]
noun
1.
an artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture) or all of the teeth (full denture) of either or both jaws; dental prosthesis.
2.
a set of teeth.

Origin:
1870–75; < French, equivalent to dent tooth (see dent2) + -ure -ure

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denture (ˈdɛntʃə)
 
n
1.  dental plate, Also called: false teeth a partial or full set of artificial teeth
2.  rare a set of natural teeth
 
[C19: from French, from dent tooth + -ure]

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denture
1874, from Fr. denture "set of teeth," from L. dens (gen. dentis) "tooth," from PIE base *dont-, *dent- (see tooth).
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denture den·ture (děn'chər)
n.

  1. A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also called dental plate.

  2. dentures A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.

partial denture n.
A removable or fixed dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but less than all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by the teeth or the soft tissue. Also called bridgework.

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The other possibilities were a fixed bridge, or a removable partial denture with one tooth on it.
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