Dental meaning

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Of, relating to, or for the teeth.

Dental caps.

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Of, relating to, or intended for dentistry.

Dental work; dental bills.

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Articulated with the tip of the tongue near or against the upper front teeth.

The English dental consonants t and d .

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Of or for the teeth or dentistry.
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Articulated with the tip of the tongue against or near the front teeth: said as of () and ()
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A dental consonant.
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Relating to or for the teeth.

Dental caps.

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Relating to or intended for dentistry.

Dental work; dental bills.

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Relating to the teeth.
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Of or concerning the teeth: dental care.
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Of or concerning dentistry.
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(phonetics) Made with the tongue touching the teeth: dental fricative.
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(veterinary medicine) Cleaning and polishing of an animal's teeth.
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A dental consonant.
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Origin of dental

  • New Latin dentālis from Latin dēns dent- tooth dent- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French dental, from Medieval Latin dentālis, from Latin dēns (“tooth”), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁d-ent- (“tooth”), participle of Proto-Indo-European *h₁ed- (“eat”), perhaps from an older sense "bite". From Sanskrit - दन्तः.

    From Wiktionary