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odontoscopy

Pronunciation: o'don-tos'ko-pe

Definition:

  1. Examination of the oral cavity by means of the odontoscope.
  2. Examination of the markings in prints of the cutting edges of the teeth; used, like fingerprints, as a method of personal identification.

[odonto- + G. skopeo, to view]

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