Origin of orthodonture

1965–70; apparently blend of orthodontia and denture, probably orig. (or exclusively) in r-less accents, in which both words end in (ə)
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Examples from the Web for orthodonture

Historical Examples of orthodonture

  • "Yo' think I never had no orthodonture, whatever thet is," he said.

    Tinker's Dam

    Joseph Tinker

orthodonture in Medicine


  1. orthodontics
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