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dens

 [dens] (pl. den´tes) (L.)
1. tooth.
2. a toothlike structure such as the odontoid process.

dens

, pl.

den·tes

(denz, den'tēz), [TA]
1. Synonym(s): tooth
2. A strong toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis (second cervical vertebra), or epistropheus, around which the atlas rotates. Synonym(s): dens axis [TA], odontoid process of epistropheus, odontoid process
[L.]

dens

(dens) pl. den´tes   [L.]
1. tooth.
2. a toothlike structure.
3. dens axis; the toothlike process that projects from the superior surface of the body of the axis, ascending to articulate with the atlas.

dens in den´te  a malformed tooth caused by invagination of the crown before it is calcified, giving the appearance of a “tooth within a tooth.”

dens

pl. dentes [den′tēz]
Etymology: L, tooth
1 a tooth or toothlike structure or process. The term is sometimes modified to identify a particular tooth, such as dens caninus or dens molaris.
2 the cone-shaped odontoid process of the axis, or second cervical vertebra. It receives the atlantal ring to act as a pivot for the atlas, or first cervical vertebra. See also dentition, odontoid process, tooth.

dens

, pl. dentes (denz, den'tēz)
1. Synonym(s): tooth.
2. A strong toothlike process projecting superiorly from the body of the axis (second cervical vertebra), around which the atlas rotates.
Synonym(s): odontoid process of epistropheus.
[L.]

dens

, pl. dentes (denz, den'tēz)
1. [TA]
Synonym(s): tooth.
2. A strong toothlike process projecting upward from body of axis (second cervical vertebra), or epistropheus, around which the atlas rotates.
Synonym(s): odontoid process of epistropheus, odontoid process.
[L.]

dens

pl. dentes [L.] a tooth or toothlike structure. The axis has a dens or odontoid process which protrudes from the cranial part of the body of the axis and articulates with the ventral arch of the atlas.

dens en dente
a malformed tooth consisting of an invagination of the enamel, dentine and pulp within the tooth bud, appearing as a tooth within a tooth.
dens hypoplasia
see atlantoaxial subluxation.
dens lupinus
first premolar tooth in the horse. Always vestigial, often missing. Called also wolf tooth.

Patient discussion about dens

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Tradition says she spent the last two years of her life in the strange den I have been speaking of, after having indulged herself in one final, triumphant, and satisfying spree.
Yo' pappy would sell him to somebody, sometime, en den he'd go down de river, sho', en I couldn't, couldn't, couldn't stan' it.
Still, we waited in that place a day, thinking that, perhaps, the lioness would return to her den and that, at least, we might kill her.
So the Leader went into his den and looked at his children--two very cunning little cubs, lying on the floor.
And yet, frightful though this spot may be, it is looked upon as a kind of paradise by the men whose days are numbered; it is so rare for them to leave the Lions' Den for any other place than the barrier Saint-Jacques or the galleys!
Everything in this den is comfortable and convenient, and I have, as I say, a window to myself.
Den he would pull me away-dis great, dark devil, mit his enormous paws~hush as if I was a child.
Look thy den is hid and deep, Lest a wrong, by thee forgot, Draw thy killer to the spot.
In their intimacy of back yard and front gar- den he talked with her paternally, reasonably, and dogmatically, with a touch of arbitrariness.
resumed the voice, as I continued my survey, "you mus pe so dronk as de pig, den, for not zee me as I zit here at your zide.
She had the surest information that of late he had, when the fit was on him, made use of an opium den in the farthest east of the City.
But God helped her, so that she passed safely over them, and then she and the old woman went upstairs, opened the door, and hastened as fast as they could from the murderers' den.