dental formula


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den·tal for·mu·la

a statement in tabular form of the number of each kind of teeth in the jaw; the dental formula for humans is, for the deciduous teeth:
for the permanent teeth:

den·tal for·mu·la

(den'tăl fōrm'yū-lă)
A statement in tabular form of the number of each kind of teeth in the jaw.

dental formula

a formula derived from numbering the incisors, canines, premolars and molars on one side of the mouth. The formula displays the upper jaw numbers over the lower jaw numbers, e.g. the dental formula of the permanent teeth in humans is:

see DECIDUOUS TEETH.

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Members of the Xenarthra (Order Cingulata: armadillos, glyptodonts, pampatheres; Order Pilosa: anteaters, sloths), have long been regarded as noteworthy among mammalian species for the uniqueness of their dentition, both in structure and dental formula. The tooth- bearing members of this group (anteaters are edentulous) stand out from all other mammals, except the aardvark (Orycteropus afer), by lacking an enamel covering on the teeth (Shoshani et al., 1988).
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