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

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of dentistry dealing with the extraction of teeth.
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 exodontics


/ (ˌɛksəʊˈdɒntɪks) /


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

Derived Forms

exodontist, noun

Word Origin for exodontics

C20: New Latin, from ex- 1 + -odontia, from Greek odōn tooth
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Medicine definitions for exodontics


[ ĕk′sə-dŏntĭks ]


The dental specialty dealing with tooth extraction.

Related forms

ex′o•dontist n.
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