Dental formula
dental den"tal (d[e^]n"tal), a. [L. dens, dentis, tooth: cf. F. dental. See {Tooth}.] 1. Of or pertaining to the teeth or to dentistry; as, dental surgery. [1913 Webster]

2. (Phon.) Formed by the aid of the teeth; -- said of certain articulations and the letters representing them; as, d and t are dental letters. [1913 Webster]

{Dental formula} (Zo["o]l.), a brief notation used by zo["o]logists to denote the number and kind of teeth of a mammal.

{Dental surgeon}, a dentist. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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