Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary
1

dental

play
adjective den·tal \ˈden-təl\

Simple Definition of dental

  • : of or relating to teeth or to the work dentists do

Full Definition of dental

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the teeth or dentistry

  2. 2 :  articulated with the tip or blade of the tongue against or near the upper front teeth

den·tal·ly play \-ē\ adverb

Origin of dental

Latin dentalis, from dent-, dens


First Known Use: 1594

Rhymes with dental


2

dental

noun den·tal

Definition of dental

  1. :  a dental consonant



Circa 1727

First Known Use of dental

circa 1727



DENTAL Defined for Kids

dental

play
adjective den·tal \ˈden-təl\

Definition of dental

  1. :  relating to the teeth or dentistry




Medical Dictionary

dental

play
adjective den·tal \ˈdent-əl\

Medical Definition of dental

  1. 1:  relating to, specializing in, or used in dentistry <dental surgery> <dental students>

  2. 2:  relating to or used on the teeth <dental paste>

  3. den·tal·ly \-ē\play adverb




Learn More about dental


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dental? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 7, 2016

a slight offense

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

duvet kittly-benders pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ