Denture meaning

dĕnchər
An artificial replacement of one or more teeth.
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A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw.
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A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.
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A set of teeth.
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A fitting for the mouth, with artificial teeth, often a full set.
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A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw.
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A complete set of removable artificial teeth for both jaws.
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A set of teeth, the teeth viewed as a unit.
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(often in the plural) A complete replacement of all teeth in a mouth.
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Origin of denture

  • French from Old French from dent tooth dentist

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

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

    From Wiktionary