What does dental mean?

Definitions for dental
ˈdɛn tlden·tal

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word dental.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alveolar consonant, dental consonant, alveolar, dental(adj)

    a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge

  2. dental(adj)

    of or relating to the teeth

    "dental floss"

  3. dental(adj)

    of or relating to dentistry

    "dental student"


  1. dental(Adjective)

    of or concerning the teeth: dental care

  2. dental(Adjective)

    of or concerning dentistry

  3. dental(Adjective)

    made with the tongue touching the teeth: dental fricative

  4. Origin: From dentalis, from dens, from h₁d-ent-, participle of h₁ed-, perhaps from an older sense "bite".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dental(adj)

    of or pertaining to the teeth or to dentistry; as, dental surgery

  2. Dental(adj)

    formed by the aid of the teeth; -- said of certain articulations and the letters representing them; as, d t are dental letters

  3. Dental(adj)

    an articulation or letter formed by the aid of the teeth

  4. Dental(adj)

    a marine mollusk of the genus Dentalium, with a curved conical shell resembling a tooth. See Dentalium

  5. Origin: [L. dens, dentis, tooth: cf. F. dental. See Tooth.]


  1. Dental

    Pertaining to a tooth or teeth, or to odontology.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dental

    den′tal, adj. belonging to the teeth: produced by the aid of the teeth.—n. an articulation or letter pronounced chiefly with the teeth.—adj. Den′tary, belonging to dentition, bearing teeth.—n. the distal element of the jaw of vertebrates below mammals.—Dental engine, a mechanical appliance giving a rotary motion to a dentist's boring instruments. [L. dens, dentis, a tooth. See Tooth.]

How to pronounce dental?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say dental in sign language?

  1. dental


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dental in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dental in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of dental in a Sentence

  1. Marielaina Perrone DDS:

    The patient always comes first and I strive to deliver personalized dental care to each and every patient.

  2. Pamela Robey:

    There are studies with dental pulp cells being used to treat neurological disorders and problems in the eye and other things.

  3. Dental Commission:

    The state's seeking of criminal charges is contrary to this evidence and inconsistent with the decision of Dental Commission not to revoke Rashmi Patel license.

  4. Astha Singhal:

    California used to provide comprehensive dental benefits for adults, during the recent economic recession they were looking for ways to cut costs and save money.

  5. Lewis Nightingale:

    I said, what if I had nose cancer, or throat cancer ? to separate out dental problems from anything else seems arbitrary. I have great medical insurance, so why isn't my medical insurance covering it ?

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