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odontology

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n odontology the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Odontology The science which treats of the teeth, their structure and development.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n odontology The science of dentition; that branch of anatomical science which relates to the teeth. It includes odontography and odontogeny.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Odontology the science of the teeth
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Odonto-, + -logy,: cf. F. odontologie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. odous, odontos, a tooth.

Usage

In literature:

But we must leave Ephrinell gathering up the odontological treasures of the forty-second case.
"The Adventures of a Special Correspondent" by Jules Verne
So stick to your teeth and accept my apology For this easy lesson in odontology.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, Feb. 26, 1919" by Various
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