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dentist

[ den-tist ]
/ ˈdɛn tɪst /
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noun

a person whose profession is dentistry.

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Origin of dentist

1750–60; <French dentiste, equivalent to denttooth (see dent2) + -iste-ist
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British Dictionary definitions for dentist

dentist
/ (ˈdɛntɪst) /

noun

a person qualified to practise dentistry

Word Origin for dentist

C18: from French dentiste, from dent tooth
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Medical definitions for dentist

dentist
[ dĕntĭst ]

n.

A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.
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