• (noun): The kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal.
    Synonyms: dentition

Some articles on teeth:

Bidental Consonant
... Bidental consonants are consonants pronounced with both the lower and upper teeth ... The teeth themselves are the only constriction "The lips fully open, the teeth clenched and the tongue flat, the air passing between the teeth the sound is ...
Diclonius - Species
... Cope, 1876 (type) fragmentary dentary with teeth, nomen dubium Formerly referred Species D ... calamarius Cope, 1876 teeth, nomen dubium D ... perangulatus Cope, 1876 teeth, nomen dubium ...
Rhizodontidae - Anatomy
... The upper jaw had a marginal row of small teeth on the maxilla and premaxilla, medium sized fangs on the ectopterygoid and dermopalatine bones, and large tusks on the vomers and premaxillae ... On the lower jaw there were marginal teeth on the dentary, with fangs on the three coronoids and a huge tusk at the symphysial tip of the dentary ... may have been a kinetic mechanism to dig the marginal teeth more deeply into the prey, to help grip slippery or struggling items ...
... It was a hadrosaur based solely on teeth ... to the method of tooth replacement, in which newly erupting replacement teeth could be in functional use at the same time as older, more worn teeth ... Thus, the number of "sprouting" teeth was doubled in comparison to Monoclonius ("single sprout"), which used only one set of teeth at a time and which Cope named in the same paper ...
... jaw bones and a large number of isolated teeth ... work on small vertebrates and especially theropod teeth of the Late Cretaceous ... The jaws are slender and rather long, 193 millimeter, but the teeth are small and very finely serrated with five to six denticles per millimeter ...

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