Denture Definition

dĕnchər
noun
A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw.
American Heritage Medicine
A set of teeth.
Webster's New World
A fitting for the mouth, with artificial teeth, often a full set.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • plate
  • dental plate
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Other Word Forms of Denture

Noun

Singular:
denture
Plural:
dentures

Origin of Denture

  • From French denture (“set of teeth”), from Latin dens, dentis (“tooth”) + -urus, -ura, -urum, a suffix implying a set.

    From Wiktionary

  • French from Old French from dent tooth dentist

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

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