- the science dealing with the study of the teeth and their surrounding tissues and with the prevention and cure of their diseases.
Origin of odontology
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- the branch of science concerned with the anatomy, development, and diseases of teeth and related structures
- The study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth.
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