orthodontia
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1849 orthodontics

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  • orthodontia — n. (Med.) The treatment of the teeth so as to make the teeth align properly within the mouth, usually involving the wearing of braces and sometimes oral surgery. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • orthodontia — 1849, from ORTHO (Cf. ortho ) + Gk. dont (see TOOTH (Cf. tooth)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • orthodontia — /awr theuh don sheuh, shee euh/, n. Dentistry. 1. orthodontics. 2. treatment for the correction of irregularly aligned teeth, usually involving braces and sometimes oral surgery. [1840 50; ORTH + ODONT + IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthodontia — noun orthodontics …   Wiktionary

  • orthodontia — SYN: orthodontics. * * * orth·odon·tia .ȯr thə dän ch(ē )ə n 1) ORTHODONTICS 2) dental appliances (as braces) used in orthodontic treatment * * * or·tho·don·tia (or″tho donґshə) orthodontics …   Medical dictionary

  • orthodontia — n. straightening of teeth, correction of tooth irregularitiesor·tho·don·ti·a || ‚ɔrθəʊ dÉ‘nʃɪə /‚ɔːθəʊ dÉ’ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • orthodontia — or·tho·don·tia …   English syllables

  • orthodontia — or•tho•don•tia [[t]ˌɔr θəˈdɒn ʃə, ʃi ə[/t]] n. 1) den orthodontics 2) den treatment for the correction of irregular teeth • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • orthodontia —   n. correction of irregularity of teeth.    ♦ orthodontic, a.    ♦ orthodontist, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • orthodontia — noun the branch of dentistry dealing with the prevention or correction of irregularities of the teeth • Syn: ↑orthodontics, ↑orthodonture, ↑dental orthopedics, ↑dental orthopaedics • Derivationally related forms: ↑orthodontic (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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