See under denture.
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Generally, the words may be used interchangeably to refer to some amount or degree that is less than the whole. For example, you can say: She is partly responsible for their fighting. / She is partially responsible for their fighting. However, partially may imply favoritism because it is related to ‘partial’ and does have the archaic sense ‘in a biased manner’. To avoid ambiguity when describing favoritism, say: He is ‘partial’ …
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Origin of partial denture
First recorded in 1855–60
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.
Origin of denture
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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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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
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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