pontic

[ pon-tik ]

nounDentistry.
  1. an artificial tooth in a bridge.

Origin of pontic

1
1930–35; <Latin pont- (stem of pōns) bridge + -ic

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Pontic
[ pon-tik ]

adjective
  1. pertaining to the Pontus Euxinus or to Pontus.

Origin of Pontic

2
From the Greek word Pontikós, dating back to 1470–80. See Pontus, -ic

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British Dictionary definitions for Pontic

Pontic

/ (ˈpɒntɪk) /


adjective
  1. denoting or relating to the Black Sea

Origin of Pontic

1
C15: from Latin Ponticus, from Greek, from Pontos Pontus

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