1874, from French denture "set of teeth," from Latin dens (genitive dentis, "tooth;" see tooth) + -ure (see -ure). In Middle English, the word meant "an indenture; a zigzag course" (c.1400).
full denture n. See complete denture.
denture den·ture (děn'chər)n.
A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also called dental plate.
dentures A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.