What does dental mean?

Definitions for dental
ˈdɛn tlden·tal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alveolar consonant, dental consonant, alveolar, dentaladjective

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

  2. dentaladjective

    of or relating to the teeth

    "dental floss"

  3. dentaladjective

    of or relating to dentistry

    "dental student"

Wiktionary

  1. dentaladjective

    of or concerning the teeth: dental care

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

  2. dentaladjective

    of or concerning dentistry

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

  3. dentaladjective

    made with the tongue touching the teeth: dental fricative

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dentaladjective

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

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

  2. Dentaladjective

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

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

  3. Dentaladjective

    an articulation or letter formed by the aid of the teeth

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

  4. Dentaladjective

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

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

Freebase

  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.]

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Numerology

  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. Barbara Galland:

    For other children, jaw alignment may contribute and dental treatment is being developed to address this, other health factors such as obesity can also contribute to sleep-disordered breathing, another reason for developing effective approaches to address this complex health issue.

  2. Laura Weyrich:

    In ancient dental calculus, we are able to find DNA from the microorganisms in the plaque, but also anything else that has gone into the mouth, including food or work items -- for example if ancient people were cutting rope with their teeth, we might be able to see the DNA from the plant material used to make the rope.

  3. Frank Strietzel:

    If the patient will not follow the advice of the dentist, there is a risk of undetected inflammation around the implants, a dental implant is a foreign body like a prosthesis, which requires regular observation.

  4. Brandy Wittenborn:

    I work at a pediatric dental office. I have a lot of kids that have underlying medical conditions. A lot of special needs patients that can't wear a mask. My husband, being a nephrologist, has patients with kidney disease, patients that require dialysis. And these patients that he sees are not healthy, have several underlying conditions, so we've had to live with almost two years of :' What if one of the kids brings Covid home from school, passes it along to my husband and I, even though he and I've been vaccinated for a while, if we do have a mild breakthrough case that we don't realize we're sick with, and he takes it into the dialysis center, into the hospital, or into the ICU ?

  5. The Associated Press:

    CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP The U.S. Soccer Federation had argued that the womens team was paid under the structure the players asked for in the last collective bargaining agreement and that they asked for a very different contract that offered them more benefits, whichthe mens players did not -- including guaranteed annual salaries, medical and dental insurance, paid child-care assistance, paid pregnancy and parental leave, severance benefits, salary continuation during periods of injury, access to a retirement plan, multiple bonuses and more.

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