Origin of denti-
Words nearby denti-
WORDS THAT USE DENTI-
What does denti- mean?
What are variants of denti-?
Examples of denti-
One example of a term from anatomy that features the combining form denti- is dentigerous, meaning “having teeth.”
The denti- portion of the word means “tooth,” as we now know. The -gerous portion of the word means “bearing.” So, dentigerous literally translates to “tooth-bearing.”
What are some words that use the combining form denti-?
- denticle (using the equivalent form of denti- in Latin)
- dentifrice (using the equivalent form of denti- in Latin)
What are some other forms that denti- may be commonly confused with?
The word dent, as in “a hollow or depression in a surface,” does not share a root with the combining form denti-. Learn where dent comes from at our entry for the word.
How to use denti- in a sentence
Al quale e adviso che le mani et li denti habbiano perso il loro ordine naturale et del tutto annichilati.'Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
Anche la rana morderebbe se avesse denti—Even the frog would bite if it had teeth.
Onde quilli che manchano de denti o de labri non proferiscono bene.