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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:
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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.
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dental formulaa 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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