What is teeth?

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

Some articles on teeth:

... 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 ...
Diclonius - Species
... pentagonus 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 ...
... jaw bones and a large number of isolated teeth ... Estes, to honor his important work on small vertebrates and especially theropod teeth of the Late Cretaceous ... rather long, 193 millimeter, but the teeth are small and very finely serrated with five to six denticles per millimeter ...
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 ... This may have been a kinetic mechanism to dig the marginal teeth more deeply into the prey, to help grip slippery or struggling items ...
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 intermediate between and " (L M ...

Famous quotes containing the word teeth:

    It is natural not to care about a sister certainly not when she is four years older and grinds her teeth at night.
    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth & yet last the longest in the dust.
    George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824)

    I light matches and put them in my mouth,
    and my teeth melt but the greenery hisses on.
    I drink blood from my wrists
    and the green slips out like a bracelet.
    Couldn’t one of my keepers get a lawn mower
    and chop it down if I turned inside out for an hour?
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)