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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

, 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.]

Patient discussion about dens

Q. what are the sources for high density lipoprotein? I have heard that high density lipoprotein is good for heart. What differences does it make in heart’s health and what are the sources for high density lipoprotein?

A. Hi Liam, it is very important that we have high density lipoprotein (HDL) in our body. The fact is that the HDL is formed inside the body. They are known as good cholesterol as they are famous for their protection for heart against the heart diseases. It has been found that Vitamin B3 or Niacin consumption increases the count of HDL. It’s good to cut on the diet having more of saturated fats and oils, which increases the chances of heart attack.

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"Und den Bertran kill him with his hands, und I go for a walk upon der heach.
Den indeed it was--about five feet six inches long by five wide, and seven feet high.
"Well, old boy, you haven't got any sweeter in the den this half.
The vulguses being finished by nine o'clock, and Martin having rejoiced above measure in the abundance of light, and of Gradus and dictionary, and other conveniences almost unknown to him for getting through the work, and having been pressed by Arthur to come and do his verses there whenever he liked, the three boys went down to Martin's den, and Arthur was initiated into the lore of birds' eggs, to his great delight.
Truly, your words have smitten my sinful heart, so that I will abide no longer in this den of evil, but will go forward with you.
"I cannot stay longer, sweet friends," quoth Little John, as he pushed in betwixt the two cobs, "therefore I wish you good den. Off we go, we three." So saying, he swung his stout staff over his shoulder and trudged off, measuring his pace with that of the two nags.
I give you good den, brothers, and may ye have a pleasant journey henceforth." So saying, he turned and left them, striding away.
And he will count the one happy in his condition and state of being, and he will pity the other; or, if he have a mind to laugh at the soul which comes from below into the light, there will be more reason in this than in the laugh which greets him who returns from above out of the light into the den.
I mean that they remain in the upper world: but this must not be allowed; they must be made to descend again among the prisoners in the den, and partake of their labours and honours, whether they are worth having or not.
In a very short time a decrepit figure had emerged from the opium den, and I was walking down the street with Sherlock Holmes.
Had I been recognised in that den my life would not have been worth an hour's purchase; for I have used it before now for my own purposes, and the rascally Lascar who runs it has sworn to have vengeance upon me.
Two or three hundred years ago, this would have made the poor den holy ground; and the church would have set up a miracle-factory there and made plenty of money out of it.