partial anodontia

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A congenital or acquired condition of having fewer than the normal complement of teeth.
[hypo- + G. odous, tooth]

partial anodontia

partial absence of the teeth. It is a relatively common congenital condition characterized by absence of one or more teeth because of absence of their anlage (or primordium), which is seldom associated with other anomalies. Also called hypodontia.

partial anodontia

An obsolete term for either:
• Oligodontia, see there; or
• Hypodontia.

par·tial a·no·don·ti·a

(pahrshăl anō-donshē-ă)
Congenital absence of one or more teeth. Third molars, maxillary lateral incisors, and second premolars most frequently fail to develop.
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