Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

odonto- + -logy (Wiktionary)

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 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

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

    Gorky Park

  • Reports - serology, odontology, ballistics, chromatography, autopsy and further on-site examination - are forthcoming, and a search of persons with possible knowledge of victims or the park site has begun.

    Gorky Park

  • The characteristics of the services: First, equipment and devices of ultrahigh velocity and dental X-rays in centers organized in accordance with the principles of modern stomatology; second, orientation toward preventive or curative odontology.

    STOMATOLOGISTS GRADUATION

  • Infant odontology was optional; it is now required.

    STOMATOLOGISTS GRADUATION

  • Curative: First, application of the principle of systematic care for students and workers; second, expansion of our services in all fields of stomatology -- conservation odontology, orthodontia, prosthesis, periodontics, dental surgery, and facial maxilla (Castro repeats "facial maxilla" several times to himself, questioningly, and provokes laughter -- ed.); improvement and perfection of stomatologists and aide personnel.

    STOMATOLOGISTS GRADUATION

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