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dentistry

Pronunciation: den'tis-tre

Definition: The healing science and art concerned with the structure and function of the orofacial complex, and with the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of deformities, pathoses, and traumatic injuries thereof.

Synonym(s): odontology, odontonosology

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