tooth has definitions from the field of zoology
[ noun ] (zoology) hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense

Used in print

(The Times-Picayune, [New Orleans]...)

The brush moves up_and_down and is small enough to clean every dental surface , including the back of the teeth .

Most_of us brush our teeth by_hand .

It is conceivable that Broxodent could do a better job than ordinary brushing , especially in those who do not brush their teeth properly .

The results were good although they are difficult to compare with hand brushing , particularly when the individual knows how to brush his teeth properly .

The electric gadget is most helpful when there are many crowned teeth and in individuals who are elderly , bedfast with a chronic disease , or are handicapped by disorders such_as cerebral_palsy or muscular_dystrophy .

[ noun ] something resembling the tooth of an animal

Used in print

(Ralph J. Salisbury, "On the Old Santa Fe Trail...)

The straight , black hair flopped in a vigorous nod , the slender nose plunged toward glass teeth and drew safely back .

A big car was approaching , its chrome teeth grinning .

[ noun ] (zoology) toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell

Used in print

(A.L. Kroeber, "Semantic Contribution of Lexicostatistic...)

An elephant or a fox or a swan or a cocopalm or a banana possess in unusually high degree this quality of obvious , common-sense , indubitable identity , as do an eye or tooth or nail .

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structure denticle

[ noun ] a means of enforcement


"the treaty had no teeth in it"

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(87th Congress, 1st Session. Congressional Record....)

Blockade , in the view of military and civilian experts , could restore teeth to the Monroe_Doctrine .

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[ noun ] one of a number of uniform projections on a gear

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projection gear