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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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Changes in dental formulae have been used to analyze the relationships among numerous mammal groups, mostly on the basis of the presence of extra or supernumerary teeth (Drehmer et al., 2004; Loch et al., 2010).
The smaller specimen (a) and larger specimen (b) showed the following dental formulae: