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Meaning of DENTAL

Pronunciation:  'dentl

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  of or relating to the teeth; "dental floss"
  2. [adj]  of or relating to dentistry; "dental student"
 

DENTAL is a 6 letter word that starts with D.

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Den"tal\, a. [L. dens, dentis, tooth: cf. F. dental. See
    {Tooth}.]
    1. Of or pertaining to the teeth or to dentistry; as, dental
       surgery.
    
    2. (Phon.) Formed by the aid of the teeth; -- said of certain
       articulations and the letters representing them; as, d t
       are dental letters.
    
    {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.
    
    
  2. \Den"tal\, n. [Cf. F. dentale. See {Dental}, a.]
    1. An articulation or letter formed by the aid of the teeth.
    
    2. (Zo["o]l.) A marine mollusk of the genus {Dentalium}, with
       a curved conical shell resembling a tooth. See
       {Dentalium}.
    
    
 
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