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pontic

[pon-tik] /ˈpɒn tɪk/
noun, Dentistry.
1.
an artificial tooth in a bridge.
Also called dummy.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; < Latin pont- (stem of pōns) bridge + -ic

Pontic

[pon-tik] /ˈpɒn tɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to the Pontus Euxinus or to Pontus.
Origin
1470-80; < Greek Pontikós. See Pontus, -ic
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Pontic

/ˈpɒntɪk/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to the Black Sea
Word Origin
C15: from Latin Ponticus, from Greek, from PontosPontus
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Pontic

adj.

1550s; see Pontus + -ic.

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pontic in Medicine

pontic pon·tic (pŏn'tĭk)
n.
An artificial tooth on a fixed partial denture.

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