[oh-don-tol-uh-jee, od-on-] /ˌoʊ dɒnˈtɒl ə dʒi, ˌɒd ɒn-/

the science dealing with the study of the teeth and their surrounding tissues and with the prevention and cure of their diseases.
the branch of science concerned with the anatomy, development, and diseases of teeth and related structures

odontology o·don·tol·o·gy (ō’dŏn-tŏl’ə-jē)
The study of the structure, development, and abnormalities of the teeth.
o·don’to·log’i·cal (-tə-lŏj’ĭ-kəl) adj.


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