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dental

adjective den·tal \ ˈden-tᵊl \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of dental

1 : of or relating to the teeth or dentistry
2 : articulated with the tip or blade of the tongue against or near the upper front teeth

dentally

play \\ adverb

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Origin and Etymology of dental

Latin dentalis, from dent-, dens


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dental

noun

Definition of dental

: a dental consonant

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First Known Use of dental

circa 1727

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DENTAL Defined for English Language Learners

dental

Definition of dental for English Language Learners

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


DENTAL Defined for Kids

dental

adjective den·tal \ ˈden-tᵊl \

Definition of dental for Students

: relating to the teeth or dentistry

Medical Dictionary

dental

adjective den·tal \ ˈdent-ᵊl \

medical Definition of dental

1 : relating to, specializing in, or used in dentistry
  • dental surgery
  • dental students
2 : relating to or used on the teeth
  • dental paste

dentally

play \\ adverb


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