odontology

noun
odon·​tol·​o·​gy | \ (ˌ)ō-ˌdän-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce odontology (audio) \

Definition of odontology

1 : a science dealing with the teeth, their structure and development, and their diseases

Examples of odontology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Laundrie's remains were identified through dental record comparison, also known as odontology, on Oct. 21. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 28 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of odontology

1813, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for odontology

French odontologie, from odont- + -logie -logy

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“Odontology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/odontology. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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odontology

noun
odon·​tol·​o·​gy | \ (ˌ)ō-ˌdän-ˈtäl-ə-jē How to pronounce odontology (audio) \
plural odontologies

Medical Definition of odontology

1 : a science dealing with the teeth, their structure and development, and their diseases

Other Words from odontology

odontological \ -​ˌdänt-​ᵊl-​ˈäj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce odontology (audio) \ adjective

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