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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Nearby words

  1. dentoalveolar abscess,
  2. dentoid,
  3. denton,
  4. dentosurgical,
  5. dentulous,
  6. denture base,
  7. denture foundation,
  8. dentures,
  9. denturism,
  10. denturist

Origin of denture

1870–75; < French, equivalent to dent tooth (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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Word Origin and History for denture

denture

n.

1874, from French denture "set of teeth," from Latin dens (genitive dentis, "tooth;" see tooth) + -ure (see -ure). In Middle English, the word meant "an indenture; a zigzag course" (c.1400).

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Medicine 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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