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"

Wiktionary

  1. dental(Adjective)

    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. dental(Adjective)

    of or concerning dentistry

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

  3. dental(Adjective)

    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. Dental(adj)

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

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

  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

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

  3. Dental(adj)

    an articulation or letter formed by the aid of the teeth

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

  4. Dental(adj)

    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.]

How to pronounce dental?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say dental in sign language?

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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. 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 ?

  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. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar:

    You should only go to the shops for essential supplies, out for medical or dental appointments, or to care for others, or to take physical exercise, i wouldn't use the term lockdown and that's for very good reasons. I think it's a term that actually causes more confusion rather than clarity and is one I wouldn't use and don't intend to use in future.

  5. Paola Cerrito:

    Just like tree rings, we can look at' tooth rings' : continuously growing layers of tissue on the dental root surface, these rings are a faithful archive of an individual's physiological experiences and stressors from pregnancies and illnesses to incarcerations and menopause that all leave a distinctive permanent mark.

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