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[ denz ]
/ dɛnz /
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noun, plural den·tes [den-teez]. /ˈdɛn tiz/. Zoology.
a tooth or toothlike part.
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Origin of dens

<Latin dēns;see tooth
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dens
[ dĕnz ]

n. pl. den•tes (dĕntēz′)
Tooth.
A toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis around which the atlas rotates.odontoid process of epistropheus
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