Definition of odontology in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɒdɒnˈtɒlədʒi/
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊdɒnˈtɒlədʒi/


[mass noun]
The scientific study of the structure and diseases of teeth.
Example sentences
  • The call went out for dentists trained in forensic odontology to assist.
  • Although forensic odontology could seem a macabre means of identification, for the families of victims it may be the only means of obtaining peace of mind.
  • He was charged with the murder based essentially on forensic odontology evidence and placed on trial for murder.



Pronunciation: /ˌɒdɒntəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Pronunciation: /ˌəʊdɒntəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
Example sentences
  • Therefore, from the available odontological data, it cannot be conclusively determined whether these individuals were more closely related to Inuit than to Amerindians.
  • The prize of SEK 30,000 from the Patent Money Fund is one of the largest for odontological research in Sweden.
  • During the period the youngsters also benefitted from the medical, odontological and psychological assistance offered by SESC.


Pronunciation: /ɒdɒnˈtɒlədʒɪst/
Example sentences
  • When the reinvestigation started, senior odontologists from around Australia and overseas were recruited.
  • Pathologists and forensic odontologists would also be able to identify victims from tattoos, operation scars and teeth.
  • I've emailed copies of the photographs to a forensic odontologist in Texas, and an animal attack guy in Colorado.

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