dental formula

dental formula
dental formula n an abridged expression for the number and kind of teeth of mammals in which the kind of teeth are represented by i (incisor), c (canine), pm (premolar) or b (bicuspid), and m (molar) and the number in each jaw is written like a fraction with the figures above the horizontal line showing the number in the upper jaw and those below the number in the lower jaw and with a dash separating the figures representing the teeth on each side of the jaw <the dental formula of a human adult is >

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an expression in symbols of the number and arrangement of teeth in the jaws. Letters represent the various types of teeth: I, incisor; C, canine; P, premolar; M, molar. Each letter is followed by a horizontal line. Numbers above the line represent maxillary teeth; those below, mandibular teeth. The human dental formula is (one side only) for deciduous teeth, and (one side only) for permanent teeth.

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