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ameloblast an enamel-producing cell of a tooth.
anodontia congenital absence of teeth.
bicuspid having two cusps; (noun) a tooth having two cusps.
bicuspidate having two cusps; (noun) a tooth having two cusps.
bidentate having two teeth or toothlike parts.
bidentated having two teeth or toothlike parts.
brachyodont of mammals, such as humans, having teeth with short crowns.
bridgework a dental bridge.
bucktooth any tooth that juts out.
canine of or like a dog; (noun) a dogtooth.
caried affected by caries, tooth decay.
caries (Lat.) decay (of a bone or tooth).
cariose of or pertaining to dental cavities; decayed.
cariosity the state of being cariose.
carious of or pertaining to dental cavities; decayed.
carnassial adapted for tearing; (noun) a tooth adapted for tearing.
cementum (Lat.) hard tissue covering the roots of the teeth.
cheektooth a molar tooth.
cuspid a tooth with a single point, a canine tooth.
cuspidal relating to a cuspid, a tooth with a single point, a canine tooth.
cuspidate shaped like a cuspid, a tooth with a single point, a canine tooth.
cuspidated shaped like a cuspid, a tooth with a single point, a canine tooth.
dentary pertaining to, or bearing, teeth; (noun) a bone of the lower jaw of some vertebrates, usually bearing teeth.
dentation the condition of being dentate.
dentiform shaped like a tooth.
dentigerous having teeth.
dentin an ivorylike material making up teeth.
dentinal relating to dentine, an ivorylike material making up teeth.
dentine an ivorylike material making up teeth.
dentition the cutting or growing of teeth.
dentoid shaped like a tooth.
dentulous having teeth.
dentural relating to dentures.
denture a set of teeth.
diastema (Greek) a space between consecutive teeth.
dilaceration a bend in a tooth resulting from an injury during its growth causing it to grow at an angle.
dogtooth a canine tooth.
edentulate without teeth.
edentulous without teeth.
eyetooth one of the canine teeth directly under or next to the eye, esp in the upper jaw.
foretooth a front tooth.
gingiva (Lat.) the fleshy tissue that surrounds the teeth.
gumline the line where gums meet teeth.
heterodont having the teeth differentiated into incisors, canines, and molars, as in man.
homodont having teeth all alike.
incisal relating to the cutting edge of a tooth.
incisiform shaped like an incisor tooth.
incisor a cutting tooth.
interdental situated between the teeth.
interdentally in a manner between the teeth.
interproximal situated or used in the areas between adjoining teeth.
isodont having all the teeth similar in size and form; (noun) an isodont creature.
isodontal having all the teeth similar in size and form; (noun) an isodontal animal.
laniary of teeth or claws designed for tearing; (noun) a canine tooth.
lophodont of a molar tooth, having (esp transverse) ridges between the cusps; (of a dentition) characterized by such molar teeth.
macrodont having large teeth.
maloccluded exhibiting malocclusion.
malocclusion faulty contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed.
mensa (Lat.) the grinding surface of a tooth.
molar any of the twelve broad-faced grinding teeth in man.
molendinar relating to a mill or a miller; (noun) a molar tooth.
multicuspid having more than two cusps; (noun) a multicuspid tooth.
occlusal of or pertaining to occlusions of the teeth.
odontic dental.
odontoblast a tooth cell in the surface of dental pulp that produces dentine.
odontoblastic of or like an odontoblast, a tooth cell in the surface of dental pulp that produces dentine.
odontogenic relating to odontogeny, the origin and development of teeth.
odontogeny the origin and development of teeth.
onlay an artificial veneer for a tooth.
overbite the overlapping of the lower by the upper teeth; esp vertical overlapping of the incisors.
periodontal investing or surrounding a tooth.
periodontally (Adv.) PERIODONTAL, investing or surrounding a tooth.
predentate having teeth in the forepart of the jaw only.
premolar situated in front of the molar teeth; (noun) a premolar tooth.
snaggletooth an irregular, broken, or projecting tooth.
snaggletoothed having a snaggletooth, an irregular, broken, or projecting tooth.
teethe to cut teeth.
teethridge the inner surface of the gums of the upper front teeth.
tooth one of the hard bonelike enamel-coated structures embedded in the jawbones (verb) to provide with teeth; to cut into teeth
toothily (Adv.) TOOTHY, with protruding teeth.
toothiness the state of being toothy.
toothlike like a tooth.
toothy with protruding teeth.
tricuspid having three cusps, or points; (noun) a tricuspid tooth.
tricuspidal having three cusps, or points; as, a tricuspidal molar.
tricuspidate having three cusps, or points; as, a tricuspidate molar.
tridentate having three prongs.