saprodontia

SYN: dental caries. [sapro- + G. odous, tooth]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • saprodontia —   n. decay of teeth …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Caries — Dental cavities. Holes in the two outer layers of a tooth called the enamel and the dentin. The enamel is the outermost white hard surface and the dentin is the yellow layer just beneath enamel. Both layers serve to protect the inner living tooth …   Medical dictionary

  • sapr- — combining form or sapro Etymology: Greek, from sapros; perhaps akin to Lithuanian šupti to rot 1. : rotten : putrid sapremia …   Useful english dictionary

  • -odontia — I. əˈdänch(ē)ə, ōˈd noun combining form (plural odontia) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek odont , odōn tooth : animal or animals having teeth of a (specified) nature in taxonomic names in zoology …   Useful english dictionary

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