Dental Definition

Of or for the teeth or dentistry.
Webster's New World
Of, relating to, or intended for dentistry.
Dental work; dental bills.
American Heritage
Articulated with the tip of the tongue against or near the front teeth: said as of () and ()
Webster's New World
A dental consonant.
Webster's New World
(veterinary medicine) Cleaning and polishing of an animal's teeth.
  • alveolar
  • dental consonant
  • alveolar consonant

Origin of Dental

  • 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

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

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

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