dentist

[ den-tist ]
/ ˈdɛn tɪst /

noun

a person whose profession is dentistry.

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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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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