dental index

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den·tal in·dex (DI),

1. relation of the dental length (distance from the mesial surface of the first premolar to the distal surface of the third molar) to the basinasal (basion to nasion) length: (dental length ×100)/basinasal length;
2. a system of numbers for indicating comparative size of the teeth.
Synonym(s): Flower dental index

dental index

A system of numbers for indicating comparative size of the teeth.
See also: index

Flower,

Sir William H., English surgeon and anatomist, 1831-1899.
Flower bone - a sutural bone occasionally present at the pterion or junction of the parietal, frontal, greater wing of the sphenoid, and squamous portion of the temporal bones. Synonym(s): epipteric bone
Flower dental index - a system of numbers for indicating comparative size of the teeth. Synonym(s): dental index

den·tal in·dex

(DI) (dentăl indeks)
1. Relation of the dental length (distance from the mesial surface of the first premolar to the distal surface of the third molar) to the basinasal (basion to nasion) length: (dental length×100)/basinasal length.
2. System of numbers for indicating comparative size of teeth.
Synonym(s): Flower dental index.