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denture

[ den-cher ]
/ ˈdɛn tʃər /
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noun

an artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture ), or all of the teeth (full denture ) of either or both jaws; dental prosthesis.
a set of teeth.

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Origin of denture

1870–75; <French, equivalent to denttooth (see dent2) + -ure-ure
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British Dictionary definitions for denture

denture
/ (ˈdɛntʃə) /

noun (usually plural)

Also called: dental plate, false teeth a partial or full set of artificial teeth
rare a set of natural teeth

Word Origin for denture

C19: from French, from dent tooth + -ure
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Medical definitions for denture

denture
[ dĕnchər ]

n.

A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw.dental plate
dentures A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.
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