odonto-


a combining form meaning “tooth,” used in the formation of compound words: odontology.

Nearby words

  1. odometrical,
  2. odonate,
  3. odontalgia,
  4. odontectomy,
  5. odontiasis,
  6. odontoblast,
  7. odontoblastic layer,
  8. odontoblastoma,
  9. odontocete,
  10. odontoclast

Also especially before a vowel, odont-.

Compare -odont, -odus.

Origin of odonto-

< Greek odont-, stem of odoús or odṓn tooth + -o-

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British Dictionary definitions for odonto-

odonto-

before a vowel odont-

combining form

indicating a tooth or teethodontology

Word Origin for odonto-

from Greek odōn tooth

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Medicine definitions for odonto-

odonto-

pref.

Tooth:odontoid.

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