dental index

noun

: a measure of the relative size of teeth that is obtained by finding the distance from the anterior surface of the first premolar tooth to the posterior surface of the last molar, dividing by the distance from the nasion to the basion, and multiplying by 100

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“Dental index.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dental%20index. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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