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partial denture

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noun
  1. See under denture.
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Origin of partial denture

First recorded in 1855–60

denture

[den-cher]
noun
  1. an artificial replacement of one or several of the teeth (partial denture), or all of the teeth (full denture) of either or both jaws; dental prosthesis.
  2. a set of teeth.
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Origin of denture

1870–75; < French, equivalent to dent tooth (see dent2) + -ure -ure
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British Dictionary definitions for partial denture

denture

noun (usually plural)
  1. Also called: dental plate, false teeth a partial or full set of artificial teeth
  2. rare a set of natural teeth
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Word Origin

C19: from French, from dent tooth + -ure
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Word Origin and History for partial denture

denture

n.

1874, from French denture "set of teeth," from Latin dens (genitive dentis, "tooth;" see tooth) + -ure (see -ure). In Middle English, the word meant "an indenture; a zigzag course" (c.1400).

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partial denture in Medicine

partial denture

n.
  1. A removable or fixed dental prosthesis that restores one or more, but less than all, of the natural teeth or associated parts and is supported by the teeth or the soft tissue.bridgework
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denture

(dĕnchər)
n.
  1. A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw.dental plate
  2. dentures A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.
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