Dictionary.com

oligodontia

[ ol-i-goh-don-shuh, -shee-uh ]
/ ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə /
Save This Word!

noun Dentistry.

an abnormal condition in which fewer than the normal number of teeth develop.

QUIZZES

DO A DOUBLE TAKE ON THIS QUIZ ON CONTRONYMS

Look both ways before you take this quiz on contronyms, or words that can have opposite meanings.
Question 1 of 7
Choose the sentence that uses "rent" correctly.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of oligodontia

First recorded in 1960–65; from New Latin; see origin at olig-, -odont, -ia
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Medical definitions for oligodontia

oligodontia
[ ŏl′ĭ-gō-dŏnshə ]

n.

Presence of less than a full complement of teeth.
hypodontia
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
FEEDBACK