Dentiphone
Dentiphone Den"ti*phone (d[e^]n"t[i^]*f[=o]n), n. [L. dens, dentis, tooth + Gr. fwnh` sound.] An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve; an audiphone. --Knight. [1913 Webster] ||

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • dentiphone — /ˈdɛntəfoʊn/ (say dentuhfohn) noun an instrument held against the teeth to assist hearing by transmitting sound vibrations to the auditory nerve …   Australian English dictionary

  • dentiphone —   n. audiphone …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • au|di|phone — « duh fohn», noun. = dentiphone. (Cf. ↑dentiphone) ╂[American English < Latin audīre hear] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Audiphone — Au di*phone, n. [L. audire to hear + Gr. ? sound.] An instrument which, placed against the teeth, conveys sound to the auditory nerve and enables the deaf to hear more or less distinctly; a dentiphone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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