[ ek-suh-don-tiks ]
/ ˌɛk səˈdɒn tɪks /
noun (used with a singular verb)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the extraction of teeth.
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Also ex·o·don·tia [ek-suh-don-shuh, -shee-uh]. /ˌɛk səˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə/.
Words nearby exodontics
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British Dictionary definitions for exodontics
/ (ˌɛksəʊˈdɒntɪks) /
(functioning as singular) the branch of dental surgery concerned with the extraction of teethAlso called: exodontia (ˌɛksəʊˈdɒnʃə)
Derived forms of exodonticsexodontist, noun
Word Origin for exodontics
C20: New Latin, from ex- 1 + -odontia, from Greek odōn tooth
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Medical definitions for exodontics
[ ĕk′sə-dŏn′tĭks ]
The dental specialty dealing with tooth extraction.
Other words from exodonticsex′o•don′tist n.
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