1. Having the teeth attached to the upper surface of the jaw rather than encased in a socket, a condition seen in many lizards and fish.
2. The teeth of some reptiles that have no roots and are joined to the jawbone.
1. Toothache experienced at lowered atmospheric pressures, as in aircraft flight or in a decompression chamber, caused by the expansion of air in the maxillary sinuses.
2. Dental pain caused by either increased or reduced atmospheric pressure; also aero-odontalgia.
1. That branch of dentistry which is concerned with effects on the teeth of those who are flying at high altitudes; either at increased or reduced atmospheric pressure .
2. A branch of dentistry concerned with the prevention and treatment of aerodontalgia.
The study of the effects of high-altitude flying on the teeth.
Another term for aerodontalgia.
Aerodontalgia or toothaches associated with the reduction in atmospheric pressure in high-altitude flying.
The difference in pressure exacerbates existing pulpitis, particularly in connection with caries and restorations.
, allotridontias )pl)
1. The transplantation of teeth from one individual into the mouth of another.
2. The existence of teeth in abnormal places, as in dermoid tumors.
Having differentiated or unequal teeth; heterodont.
anodontia (s) (noun)
, anodontias (pl)
A congenital absence of the teeth other than by extraction or impaction: The dentist built a set of dentures for Muriel to make up for the anodontia in her upper jaw when she was born.
This nomenclature, meaning toothless lizard is no longer recognized by scientists because they found that it described an animal that was previously given another name which is Euoplocephalus aucutosquameus. Named by Charles Hazelus Sternberg (1850-1943) in 1929.
Relating to the atlas and the dens of the axis.
The dens is a strong toothlike process projecting upward from the body of the axis, or epistropheus (pivot), around which the atlas rotates.
Toothache associated with the reduction in atmospheric pressure in high-altitude flying. Also: aerodontalgia.
1. A reference to the shortness of one or more teeth: "The dentist noticed that his patient had several brachydont teeth which needed crowns to provide better chewing when eating."
2. Relating to mammals with a primitive type of grinding tooth that is characterized by a low crown.
brachydont, brachyodont (s)
; brachydonts, brachyodonts (pl) (nouns)
1. Teeth that have short crowns, well-developed roots, and only narrow canals in the roots: "Human's are considered to have teeth that are brachydonts."
"Human teeth are identified as being brachydonts."
2. Individuals that have one or more abnormally short teeth.
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