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

Medical Dictionary

dentition

play
noun den·ti·tion \den-ˈtish-ən\

Medical Definition of dentition

  1. 1:  the development and cutting of teeth

  2. 2:  the character of a set of teeth especially with regard to their number, kind, and arrangement

  3. 3:  teeth



Illustration of dentition


Learn More about dentition


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by propriety and good taste

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

maudlin prompt angry oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ