Dental formula


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(Zool.) a brief notation used by Zoologists to denote the number and kind of teeth of a mammal.

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First, the study of gender sheep was determined, based on animal reproductive organs, then, old sheep [under one year, one to three years, and over three years], were determined using dental formula.
IV subdivision (9-14 subsegments), anterior dental formula (3,2,1 .
brasiliensis, which consists of 30 or 32 sectorial teeth and a dental formula of incisors 1/2 or 1/3, canines 1/1, premolars 2/2, and molars 3/3 (Wilkins, 1989).