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Definition of "dentition" [den•ti•tion]

  • The type, number, and arrangement of a set of teeth. (noun)
  • The process of growing new teeth; teething. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dentition" in a sentence
  • "Now, even given the horrific worldwide opinion of British dentition, which is not wholly-unjustifiable, and the stunning UK sweet-tooth, I found this a, how shall we say, rather large amount of sugar, especially in comparison to the penurious amounts of food that the provisions amount to, no matter how large the original amount might seem."
  • "For slight general disturbances such as dentition, colds, sore throats, etc., it is usually sufficient simply to dilute the food."
  • "Compare this and the following figures with Fig. 10, showing the more complete "dentition" of the pig.] [Illustration: Fig. 17."