Definition of dental adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdentl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdentl//
    [only before noun]
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  1. 1connected with teeth dental disease/care/treatment/health a dental appointment dental records (British English) a dental surgery (= where a dentist sees patients)
  2. 2 (phonetics) (of a consonant) produced with the tongue against the upper front teeth, for example /θ/ and /ð/ in thin and this
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from late Latin dentalis, from Latin dens, dent- ‘tooth’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dental