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

noun Dentistry.

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

Nearby words

  1. oligodendrocyte,
  2. oligodendroglia,
  3. oligodendroglia cell,
  4. oligodendroglioma,
  5. oligodipsia,
  6. oligodynamic,
  7. oligogalactia,
  8. oligogene,
  9. oligohydramnios,
  10. oligohydruria

Origin of oligodontia

From New Latin; see origin at olig-, -odont, -ia

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for oligodontia


[ ŏl′ĭ-gō-dŏnshə ]


Presence of less than a full complement of teeth.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.