[ oh-don-tol-uh-jee, od-on- ]
/ ˌoʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌɒd ɒn- /
the science dealing with the study of the teeth and their surrounding tissues and with the prevention and cure of their diseases.
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OTHER WORDS FROM odontologyo·don·to·log·i·cal [oh-don-tl-oj-i-kuhl], /oʊˌdɒn tlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectiveo·don·tol·o·gist, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for odontology
The remains will go next to the University of Wisconsin for an anthropologist and odontologist to inspect.
British Dictionary definitions for odontology
/ (ˌɒdɒnˈtɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of science concerned with the anatomy, development, and diseases of teeth and related structures
Derived forms of odontologyodontological (ɒˌdɒntəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveodontologist, noun
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Medical definitions for odontology
[ ō′dŏn-tŏl′ə-jē ]
The study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth.
Other words from odontologyo•don′to•log′i•cal (-tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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