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acrodont

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Having tooth attachment in which the teeth are fused (ankylosed) to the jaw bone, rather than being located in sockets within the bone. It is common in reptiles and fish.

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Bate, Charles Spence

Yolanda Foote.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1089 words.

Bate, Charles Spence (1819–1889), dental surgeon and zoologist, was born on 16 March 1819 at Trenick House, in the parish of St Clement near Truro, Cornwall, the eldest son of Charles Bate...

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Bell, Thomas

R. J. Cleevely.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Dentistry; Medical Dentistry; Zoology and Animal Sciences. 1326 words.

Bell, Thomas (1792–1880), dental surgeon and zoologist, was born at Poole, Dorset, on 11 October 1792, the only son of the surgeon Thomas Bell and his wife, Susan Gosse (d. 1829), formerly...

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bunodont

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Zoology and Animal Sciences.

Applied to teeth in which the cusps are rounded.

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bunolophodont

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Dentistry.

Applied to teeth in which the cusps are rounded and are linked by ridges (lophs).

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copolymer

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Dentistry.

A polymer resulting from the polymerization reaction of two or more chemically different monomers. They are used to improve the flow of resins. See also resin composite.

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deglutition

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Biological Sciences.

A reflex action initiated by the presence of food in the pharynx. During deglutition, the soft palate is raised, which prevents food from entering the nasal cavity; the epiglottis closes,...

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dehiscence

Overview page. Subjects: Dentistry — Biological Sciences.

A defect shaped in the form of a fissure. It can occur as a cleft-like defect in the cortical bone of the jaw exposing the tooth root, particularly in the anterior region.

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diastema

Overview page. Subjects: Biological Sciences — Dentistry.

A naturally occurring (i.e. not resulting from the removal of a tooth) gap in the tooth row, most commonly between the incisors and first premolar.

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diprotodont

Overview page. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Dentistry.

In Marsupialia, applied to the condition in which the first incisor teeth are enlarged.

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