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dental index

 

Definition:

  1. relation of the dental length (distance from the mesial surface of the first premolar to the distal surface of the third molar) to the basinasal (basion to nasion) length: (dental length ×100)/basinasal length;
  2. a system of numbers for indicating comparative size of the teeth.

Synonym(s): Flower dental index

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