The Collaborative International Dictionary
dental \den"tal\ (d[e^]n"tal), a. [L. dens, dentis, tooth: cf. F. dental. See Tooth.]
Of or pertaining to the teeth or to dentistry; as, dental surgery.
(Phon.) Formed by the aid of the teeth; -- said of certain articulations and the letters representing them; as, d and t are dental letters.
Dental formula (Zo["o]l.), a brief notation used by zo["o]logists to denote the number and kind of teeth of a mammal.
Dental surgeon, a dentist.
n. A brief notation used by zoologists to denote the number and kind of tooth of a mammal.