the makeup of a set of teeth including their kind, number, and arrangement.
the eruption or cutting of the teeth; teething; odontiasis.
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How to use dentition in a sentence
While the three species boasted distinct dentition and probably had somewhat different diets, it’s not clear what they actually did eat from the shape of their teeth alone, Eberle says.Meet the cat-sized mammals that thrived after the dinosaurs died | Claire Maldarelli | August 18, 2021 | Popular-Science
The imperfections of the mouth, resulting of a bad dentition, are stricken away by the application of the interchanging Thooth.
Such cases are merely instances of irregularity in the time of dentition, and carry with them no particular significance.The Physical Life of Woman: | Dr. George H Napheys
Parents ought to carefully attend to the childs second dentition.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians | William K. David
The generic differences are based upon the comparative lengths of the tail, and upon the dentition.Mythical Monsters | Charles Gould
Now these correspondences are the more striking when we bear in mind that a similar dentition is often put to very different uses.On the Genesis of Species | St. George Mivart
British Dictionary definitions for dentition
the arrangement, type, and number of the teeth in a particular species. Man has a primary dentition of deciduous teeth and a secondary dentition of permanent teeth
teething or the time or process of teething
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Scientific definitions for dentition
The type, number, and arrangement of teeth in an animal species. In mammals, dentition consists of several different types of teeth, including incisors, canines, and molars. The dentition of toothed fish and reptiles usually consists of only one kind of tooth.
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