SYN: dentistry. [odonto- + G. logos, study]
- forensic o. SYN: forensic dentistry.

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odon·tol·o·gy (.)ō-.dän-'täl-ə-jē n, pl -gies
1) a science dealing with the teeth, their structure and development, and their diseases
2) forensic odontology
odon·to·log·i·cal -.dänt-əl-'äj-i-kəl adj

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the study of the teeth.

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odon·tol·o·gy (o″don-tolґə-je) [odonto- + -logy] 1. the sum of knowledge regarding the teeth. 2. dentistry.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Odontology — O don*tol o*gy, n. [Odonto + logy: cf. F. odontologie.] The science which treats of the teeth, their structure and development. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • odontology — [ō΄dän täl′ə jē] n. [Fr odontologie: see ODONTO & LOGY] the science dealing with the structure, growth, and diseases of the teeth; dentistry odontological [ō΄däntō läj′i kəl] adj. odontologically adv. odontologist n …   English World dictionary

  • odontology — odontological /oh don tl oj i keuhl/, adj. odontologist, n. /oh don tol euh jee, od on /, n. the science dealing with the study of the teeth and their surrounding tissues and with the prevention and cure of their diseases. [1810 20; ODONTO +… …   Universalium

  • odontology — noun a) The study of the structure and development of teeth b) The branch of dentistry dealing with abnormalities of teeth …   Wiktionary

  • odontology — see TOOTH …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • odontology — study of teeth Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • odontology — n. principles and structure of teeth; dentistryo·don·tol·o·gy || ‚əʊdÉ‘n tÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ / dÉ’n tÉ’ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • odontology — [ˌɒdɒn tɒlədʒi, ˌəʊdɒn ] noun the scientific study of the structure and diseases of teeth. Derivatives odontological adjective odontologist noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • odontology — odon·tol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • odontology — n. the study of the teeth …   The new mediacal dictionary

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