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pontic

[ pon-tik ]
/ ˈpɒn tɪk /
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noun Dentistry.
an artificial tooth in a bridge.
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Also called dummy.

Origin of pontic

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

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Pontic
[ pon-tik ]
/ ˈpɒn tɪk /

adjective
pertaining to the Pontus Euxinus or to Pontus.

Origin of Pontic

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
denoting or relating to the Black Sea

Word Origin for Pontic

C15: from Latin Ponticus, from Greek, from Pontos Pontus
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Medical definitions for pontic

pontic
[ pŏntĭk ]

n.
An artificial tooth on a fixed partial denture.
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