tooth root

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tooth root the part of a tooth that is embedded in the jaw and serves as support
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Usage

In literature:

With most of his clients he would have contented himself with the extraction of the loose tooth and the roots of the broken one.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
One removed the toothache only with washing thrice the root of the aching tooth with elder-vinegar, and letting it dry half-an-hour in the sun.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
A tumor was found at the root of the tooth as large as a pigeon's egg!
"Off-Hand Sketches" by T. S. Arthur
One removed the toothache only with washing thrice the root of the aching tooth with elder-vinegar, and letting it dry half-an-hour in the sun.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book V." by Francois Rabelais
Each tooth is divided into the crown, body, and root.
"Searchlights on Health" by B. G. Jefferis and J. L. Nichols
Each tooth is divided into the crown, body, and root.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
The tooth is sound at the root.
"Ruth Fielding at the War Front" by Alice B. Emerson
This, he said, would not slip, and Ruth managed to fasten the thread to the root of the little tooth.
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
A dental fistula may arise from the necrosis of the root of a tooth.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Each tooth is divided into the crown, body, and root.
"Searchlights on Health: Light on Dark Corners" by B.G. Jefferis
Each tooth is bored at the root and they are strung on thin cords.
"Folkways" by William Graham Sumner
The tormentor has wrapped itself around the root of the tooth.
"The Sacred Formulas of the Cherokees" by James Mooney
When the crown of the tooth has been destroyed and only the stump or root is left, extraction is impracticable.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The most strongly-rooted tooth invariably gives way to this instrument.
"Japan" by Dorothy Menpes
The third is an extremely small and simple tooth with a subcircular tuberculated crown and single root.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4" by Various
The best tooth-powders are made from cuttle-fish, prepared chalk, and orris-root commingled together in equal quantities.
"The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, and Manual of Politeness" by Florence Hartley
The trunks had all been gnawed to the roots by the fiery tooth of the flames.
"On the Cross" by Wilhelmine von Hillern
The pitch circle is generally traced on the side of a toothed wheel, and is rather nearer the points of the teeth than the roots.
"An Introduction to Machine Drawing and Design" by David Allan Low
LIMOSUM, Torr., is small, rooting in the mud, with leaves all linear, incised, toothed, or entire.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
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In news:

As a result of this design, the forceps were positioned around an existing bridge, allowing extraction of this tooth root without affecting the integrity of the bridge itself.
Thus it would be possible to extract a tooth root without affecting the integrity of the bridge itself.
Kumar, the Malayan tiger at the Birmingham Zoo, gets a root canal after breaking a tooth.
Doug Luiten drills the tooth of Kunali, a 300-pound, 7-year-old Siberian tiger, during root canal surgery at the Alaska Zoo on Thursday in Anchorage.
Luckily, root canal therapy can relieve intense tooth pain and save one's tooth.
A root canal is a dental procedure used to treat a decayed, infected tooth.
Laser Dentistry, Root Canals , Tooth Extraction, Dentures, Tooth colored fillings, Bridges.
I'm writing this two hours before I'm scheduled for a root canal, and the pain coming from just behind my left canine — tooth No 12, I'm told — keeps barging into my thoughts about macroeconomics.
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In science:

Let L0 denote the distance from the root to the first (non-trivial) tooth and let Li , i ≥ 1, denote the distance from the ith tooth to the (i + 1)st tooth.
Random walks on combs
Denote by L0 the distance from the root to the first long tooth and by Li , i ≥ 1, the distance from the ith long tooth to the i + 1st long tooth.
Random walks on combs
Let RL denote the generating function for first return to the root for walks that do not move beyond the (L − 1)st vertex on the spine, i.e., they do not reach the vertex where the first tooth appears.
Random walks on combs
If the walker is at the root or at the end-point of a tooth then she leaves with probability 1.
Biased random walks on combs
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