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odontology

[oh-don-tol-uh-jee, od-on-] /ˌoʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌɒd ɒn-/
noun
1.
the science dealing with the study of the teeth and their surrounding tissues and with the prevention and cure of their diseases.
Origin of odontology
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; odonto- + -logy
Related forms
odontological
[oh-don-tl-oj-i-kuh l] /oʊˌdɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
odontologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for odontology

odontology

/ˌɒdɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of science concerned with the anatomy, development, and diseases of teeth and related structures
Derived Forms
odontological (ɒˌdɒntəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
odontologist, noun
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odontology in Medicine

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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