orthodontia

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noun or·tho·don·tia \ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän(t)-sh(ē-)ə\

Examples of orthodontia in a sentence

  1. We took out a loan to pay for our son's orthodontia.

Origin and Etymology of orthodontia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1849


ORTHODONTIA Defined for English Language Learners

orthodontia

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noun or·tho·don·tia \ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän(t)-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of orthodontia for English Language Learners

  • : treatment and devices used on teeth to make them grow straight


Medical Dictionary

orthodontia

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noun orth·odon·tia \ˌȯr-thə-ˈdän-ch(ē-)ə\

Medical Definition of orthodontia

  1. 1:  orthodontics

  2. 2:  dental appliances (as braces) used in orthodontic treatment


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