dentition (den-tish´un)

The natural teeth, as considered collectively, in the dental arch; may be deciduous, permanent, or mixed. [L. dentitio, to teethe]
artificial d. denture (1)
deciduous d. deciduous tooth
delayed d. delayed eruption of the teeth.
first d. deciduous tooth
mandibular d. inferior dental arch
maxillary d. superior dental arch
natural d. See dentition.
primary d. deciduous tooth
retarded d. d. in which growth phenomena such as calcification, elongation, and eruption occur later than in the average range of normal variation as a result of some systemic metabolic dysfunction (e.g., hypothyroidism).
secondary d. permanent tooth
succedaneous d. permanent tooth


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