exodontics

[ ek-suh-don-tiks ]
/ ˌɛk səˈdɒn tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of dentistry dealing with the extraction of teeth.

Nearby words

  1. exod.,
  2. exoderm,
  3. exodermis,
  4. exodeviation,
  5. exodontia,
  6. exodontist,
  7. exodos,
  8. exodus,
  9. exoenzyme,
  10. exoergic

Also ex·o·don·tia [ek-suh-don-shuh, -shee-uh] /ˌɛk səˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/.

Origin of exodontics


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British Dictionary definitions for exodontia

exodontics

/ (ˌɛksəʊˈdɒntɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of dental surgery concerned with the extraction of teethAlso called: exodontia (ˌɛksəʊˈdɒnʃə)
Derived Formsexodontist, noun

Word Origin for exodontics

C20: New Latin, from ex- 1 + -odontia, from Greek odōn tooth

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Medicine definitions for exodontia

exodontia

[ ĕk′sə-dŏnshə ]

n.

Exodontics.

exodontics

[ ĕk′sə-dŏntĭks ]

n.

The dental specialty dealing with tooth extraction.
Related formsex′o•dontist n.


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