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dental

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adjective den·tal \ˈden-təl\

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

dentally

play \-ē\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of dental

Latin dentalis, from dent-, dens


First Known Use: 1594


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dental

noun den·tal

Definition of dental

  1. :  a dental consonant

Circa 1727

First Known Use of dental

circa 1727



DENTAL Defined for English Language Learners

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dental

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adjective den·tal \ˈden-təl\

Definition of dental for English Language Learners

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


DENTAL Defined for Kids

dental

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adjective den·tal \ˈden-təl\

Definition of dental for Students

  1. :  relating to the teeth or dentistry


Medical Dictionary

dental

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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>

dentally

\-ē\play adverb


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