Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The science of dentition; that branch of anatomical science which relates to the teeth. It includes odontography and odontogeny.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The science which treats of the teeth, their structure and development.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The study of the structure and development of teeth
  • noun The branch of dentistry dealing with abnormalities of teeth

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth

Etymologies

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odonto- + -logy

Examples

  • The bones now confirmed as Kelly's were found buried in a wooden ax box in 2009, and were identified through the application of CT scanning, X-rays, pathology, odontology, anthropology and DNA testing.

    Scientists Nab an Australian Outlaw

  • They begin with a jumbled scene, items that may or may not be essential physical evidence, witness statements, forensic science aspects such as blood spatter, DNA, hair and fiber comparisons, forensic odontology, autopsy findings, ballistics, and all manner of possible evidence that will help to either convict or clear suspects.

    In the Still of the Night

  • They begin with a jumbled scene, items that may or may not be essential physical evidence, witness statements, forensic science aspects such as blood spatter, DNA, hair and fiber comparisons, forensic odontology, autopsy findings, ballistics, and all manner of possible evidence that will help to either convict or clear suspects.

    In the Still of the Night

  • They begin with a jumbled scene, items that may or may not be essential physical evidence, witness statements, forensic science aspects such as blood spatter, DNA, hair and fiber comparisons, forensic odontology, autopsy findings, ballistics, and all manner of possible evidence that will help to either convict or clear suspects.

    In the Still of the Night

  • They were experts at identifying people from fingerprints, DNA, and odontology—dental remains.

    A Lincoln Rhyme eBook Boxed Set

  • They were experts at identifying people from fingerprints, DNA, and odontology — dental remains.

    The Coffin Dancer

  • I reviewed the findings of pathology, toxicology, odontology, and fiber experts.

    206 BONES

  • I reviewed the findings of pathology, toxicology, odontology, and fiber experts.

    206 BONES

  • I reviewed the findings of pathology, toxicology, odontology, and fiber experts.

    206 BONES

  • The Uzbek handed over odontology charts, along with a box of broken incisors notated as the bullets had been.

    Gorky Park

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