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endodontics

[ en-doh-don-tiks ]
/ 藢蓻n do蕣藞d蓲n t瑟ks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases of the dental pulp, usually by removal of the nerve and other tissue of the pulp cavity and its replacement with suitable filling material; pulp canal therapy; root canal therapy.
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Also en路do路don路tia [en-doh-don-shuh, -shee-uh], /藢蓻n do蕣藞d蓲n 蕛蓹, -蕛i 蓹/, en路do路don路tol路o路gy [en-doh-don-tol-uh-jee]. /藢蓻n do蕣 d蓲n藞t蓲l 蓹 d蕭i/.

Origin of endodontics

1945鈥50; <New Latin endodont(ia) in same sense (see end-, -odont, -ia) + -ics

OTHER WORDS FROM endodontics

en路do路don路tic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for endodontics

endodontics
/ (藢蓻nd蓹蕣藞d蓲nt瑟ks) /

noun
(functioning as singular) the branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the dental pulp

Derived forms of endodontics

endodontal or endodontic, adjectiveendodontist, noun

Word Origin for endodontics

C19: from New Latin endodontia, from endo- + Greek od艒n tooth
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Medical definitions for endodontics

endodontics
[ 臅n鈥瞕艒-d艔nt沫ks ]

n.
The branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue.

Other words from endodontics

en鈥瞕o鈥ontic adj.en鈥瞕o鈥ontist n.
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