denture

[den-cher]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. a set of teeth.

Origin of denture

1870–75; < French, equivalent to dent tooth (see dent2) + -ure -ure
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bridge, partial

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British Dictionary definitions for denture

denture

noun (usually plural)
  1. Also called: dental plate, false teeth a partial or full set of artificial teeth
  2. 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
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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denture in Medicine

denture

[dĕnchər]
n.
  1. A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw.dental plate
  2. dentures A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.
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