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Medical Term:

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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