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odontology

 [o″don-tol´o-je]
1. scientific study of the teeth.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē),
The healing science and art concerned with the structure and function of the orofacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof.

odontology

/odon·tol·o·gy/ (o″don-tol´ah-je)
1. scientific study of the teeth.

odontology

(ō′dŏn-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth.

o·don′to·log′i·cal (-tə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
o·don′to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
o′don·tol′o·gist n.

odontology

[ō′dontol′əjē]
Etymology: Gk, odous + logos, science
the scientific study of the anatomy and physiology of the teeth and of the surrounding structures of the oral cavity.

o·don·tol·o·gy

(ō'don-tol'ŏ-jē)
The study of the teeth and their supporting structures.
[odonto- + G. logos, study]

odontology

The study of the structure, growth, function and diseases of the teeth.

den·tis·try

(den'tis-trē)
The healing science and art concerned with structure and function of the orofacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof.
Synonym(s): odontology, odontonosology.

odontology

1. scientific study of the teeth.
2. dentistry.
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