endodontics

noun

end·​odon·​tics ˌen-də-ˈdän-tiks How to pronounce endodontics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the pulp
endodontic adjective
endodontically adverb
endodontist noun

Word History

Etymology

end- + odont- + -ics

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of endodontics was in 1946

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Cite this Entry

“Endodontics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/endodontics. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition

endodontics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction

end·​odon·​tics -ˈdänt-iks How to pronounce endodontics (audio)
: a branch of dentistry concerned with diseases of the pulp
endodontic adjective
endodontically adverb

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