noun, plural den·tes [den-teez] /ˈdɛn tiz/. Zoology.
  1. a tooth or toothlike part.

Origin of dens

< Latin dēns; see tooth Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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