tooth wear


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tooth wear

(tūth wār)
Loss of tooth structure due to friction or abrasion).
See: wear
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The koalas with increased tooth wear spent significantly less time sleeping and inactive per 24-hour period.
Indeed in years gone by, by the age of about 19, there was so much tooth wear between the teeth that there would have been enough room for an extra tooth, the wisdom tooth.
Key words: Alaskan moose, Alces alces gigas, mandibular bone loss, moose, periodontitis, tooth wear and breakage
It uses the tooth wear and replacement method for aging white-tailed deer, one of the most common methods used in the field.
The company says that the XL 4000 reduces tooth wear, downtime and replacement tools.
There is a balance they need to find between the rock `bite' the digging chain takes and the tooth wear.
Fineblanking the sprocket not only reduced part production costs for the company, but also provided increased gear tooth wear resistance through inherently "free" cold-hardening.
Within the adult range, one woman with anterior tooth loss (Fonteviva 1) has moderately low wear placing her in early adulthood, and three (Cala Colombo 1, Fonteviva 2 and Continenza) are placed in an undifferentiated 'adult' category, without extreme tooth wear or skeletal degeneration marking extreme age.
Moreover, a lower jaw classed as female by Caso's colleague was not originally included as part of Skeleton A; however, its heavy tooth wear and original placement in Tomb 7 suggest it was indeed part of Skeleton A, the McCaffertys say.
In any event, because of seasonal inactivity, tooth wear might allow us to assign individuals to discrete age groups, especially if all specimens were obtained shortly after emergence from hibernation, as no young are born until after emergence.
Washington, July 18 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that some of the largest herbivorous dinosaurs replaced their teeth at a rate of approximately one tooth every 1-2 months to compensate for tooth wear from crunching up plants.
Is tooth wear in the primary dentition predictive of tooth wear in the permanent dentition?