\ˈtütht, uncompounded also ˈtü-thəd\

Definition of toothed 

: having teeth especially of a specified kind or number often used in combination fine-toothed

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So, how and when in its 65-million-year-long evolutionary chain did those toothed snouts give way to modern beaks? Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "The Real Science of Bringing Back the Dinosaurs," 20 June 2018 Hard to have a real Bronx Barbie without the baby hair, so Appleton tried his hand at the look with the help of a fine-toothed comb and a whole lot of hair gel. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Her "Bronx Barbie" Look and Baby Hair on Instagram," 8 Oct. 2018 The trademark suit by the mega-chain Buc-ee's claims the Choke Canyon alligator mark is too similar to the familiar buck-toothed beaver that is synonymous with it's gas stop stores. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Buc-ee’s, Choke Canyon making final plugs to jury in trademark case," 21 May 2018 The orange-toothed rodents have been blamed for destabilizing canal banks and nearby streets by eating grass roots and burrowing into the earth. Drew Broach,, "Nutria in Jefferson Parish drainage canals to stay in SWAT crosshairs," 15 May 2018 Roussel is far from the only sweet-toothed skater to find sustenance during a long sentence. Alex Prewitt,, "The NHL Penalty Box Is a Small Glass Case Made for Oddities," 19 Apr. 2018 The shop's sweet-toothed followers showed up for the occasion, and after three rounds of doughnut-making, the shop was nearly sold out at 11:30 this morning and ready to close for the day. Julia Sclafani, sacbee, "Fans flock to popular doughnut shop as it reopens after fire," 22 June 2018 The caper was captured on cellphone video, but the sweet-toothed thief got away. Sun Sentinel Staff,, "Squirrely thief gets away with the goods (goodies) at Disnye's Magic Kingdom," 13 June 2018 Here's what to do: Enemy number one to lice and nits is the comb, of the extremely fine-toothed variety. Mariko Zapf, Good Housekeeping, "This 3-Step Natural Head Lice Remedy Works For My Family Every Time," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of toothed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of toothed

: having teeth : having teeth of a specified kind


\ˈtütht \

Kids Definition of toothed

: having or showing teeth especially of a particular kind sharp-toothed


\ˈtütht also ˈtü-thəd\

Medical Definition of toothed 

1 : having teeth especially of an indicated kind or number small-toothed individuals

2 : having pointed projections on the margin or surface

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