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 History of this Word

"denti" is from "dent" (tooth) spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.

Notes

In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

More words with this prefix,
dentiform
dentilabial
dentition
dentiphone

Words related to this meaning

grammar is modifier

"denti-" is a type of prefix

Definition

A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "tooth" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

denti- illustration Most dentists are general practitioners, handling a variety of dental needs.
denti- illustration Special ingredients in the dentifrice help to clean and polish the teeth and remove stains over time.