Dentition meaning

dĕn-tĭshən
The type, number, and arrangement of a set of teeth.
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The number and kind of teeth and their arrangement in the mouth.
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The type, number, and arrangement of a set of teeth.
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The process of growing new teeth; teething.
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The type, number, and arrangement of teeth in an animal species. In mammals, dentition consists of several different types of teeth, including incisors, canines, and molars. The dentition of toothed fish and reptiles usually consists of only one kind of tooth.
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The set of natural teeth of an individual.
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The type, number and arrangement of the normal teeth of an organism or of the actual teeth of an individual.
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The process of growing teeth; teething.
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The process of growing new teeth; teething.
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The teething process.
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Origin of dentition

  • Latin dentītiō dentītiōn- from dentītus past participle of dentīre to teethe from dēns dent- tooth dentist

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

  • From Latin dentītiō (“teething, dentition”).

    From Wiktionary