- a combining form meaning “tooth,” used in the formation of compound words: dentiform.
Also especially before a vowel, dent-.
Origin of denti-
< Latin, combining form of dēns, stem dent-; see tooth
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before a vowel dent-
- indicating a toothdentiform; dentine
Word Origin for denti-
from Latin dēns, dent-
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