dentist

[ den-tist ]
/ ˈdɛn tɪst /

noun

a person whose profession is dentistry.

Nearby words

  1. dentinoid,
  2. dentinoma,
  3. dentinum,
  4. dentiparous,
  5. dentirostral,
  6. dentistry,
  7. dentition,
  8. dento-,
  9. dentoalveolar,
  10. dentoalveolar abscess

Origin of dentist

1750–60; < French dentiste, equivalent to dent tooth (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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Word Origin and History for dentist

dentist

n.
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Medicine definitions for dentist

dentist

[ dĕntĭst ]

n.

A person who is trained and licensed to practice dentistry.

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