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Definition of Dentist at Dictionary.com

[ den-tist ]

/ ˈdɛn tɪst /


noun

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Origin of dentist

1750–60; dentiste, equivalent to dent tooth (see dent2) + -iste -ist

Words nearby dentist

dentinoid, dentinoma, dentinum, dentiparous, dentirostral, dentist, dentistry, dentition, dento-, dentoalveolar, dentoalveolar abscess

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British Dictionary definitions for dentist

dentist


noun

a person qualified to practise dentistry

Word Origin for dentist

C18: from French dentiste, from dent tooth

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Definition of Fitness at Dictionary.com

[ fit-nis ]

/ ˈfɪt nɪs /


noun

capability of the body of distributing inhaled oxygen to muscle tissue during increased physical effort.

Also called Darwinian fitness. Biology.
  1. the genetic contribution of an individual to the next generation’s gene pool relative to the average for the population, usually measured by the number of offspring or close kin that survive to reproductive age.
  2. the ability of a population to maintain or increase its numbers in succeeding generations.

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Definition of Hospital at Dictionary.com

[ hos-pi-tl ]

/ ˈhɒs pɪ tl /


noun

an institution in which sick or injured persons are given medical or surgical treatment.

a similar establishment for the care of animals.

a repair shop for specific portable objects: violin hospital; doll hospital.

British. an institution supported by charity or taxes for the care of the needy, as an orphanage or old people’s home.

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