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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The dental specialty that deals with extraction of teeth.
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(Dentistry) (functioning as singular) the branch of dental surgery concerned with the extraction of teeth. Also called: exodontia
[C20: New Latin, from ex-1 + -odontia, from Greek odōn tooth]
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ex•o•don•tics(ˌɛk səˈdɒn tɪks)
also ex•o•don•tia(-ˈdɒn ʃə, -ʃi ə)
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the branch of dentistry dealing with the extraction of teeth.
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