See under denture.
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Words nearby partial denture
Origin of partial denture
First recorded in 1855–60
Definition for partial denture (2 of 2)
[ den-cher ]
/ ˈdɛn tʃər /
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.
a set of teeth.
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British Dictionary definitions for partial denture
/ (ˈdɛntʃə) /
noun (usually plural)
Also called: dental plate, false teeth a partial or full set of artificial teeth
rare a set of natural teeth
Word Origin for denture
C19: from French, from dent tooth + -ure
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Medical definitions for partial denture (1 of 2)
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
Medical definitions for partial denture (2 of 2)
[ dĕn′chər ]
A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw.dental plate
dentures A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.
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