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English noun: tooth

1. tooth (body) hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense


Broader (hypernym)bone, os


Narrower (hyponym)adult tooth, anterior, baby tooth, back tooth, bicuspid, canine, canine tooth, carnassial tooth, chopper, conodont, cuspid, deciduous tooth, dogtooth, eye tooth, eyetooth, fang, front tooth, grinder, incisor, malposed tooth, milk tooth, molar, pearly, permanent tooth, posterior, premolar, primary tooth, tusk


Part holonymcrown, cusp, dentin, dentine, pulp, pulp cavity, root, stump, tooth root


Member meronymdentition, teeth

2. tooth (artifact) something resembling the tooth of an animal


Broader (hypernym)projection


Narrower (hyponym)cog, sprocket


Part meronymcomb, comb, power saw, saw, saw, sawing machine

3. tooth (animal) toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell


Broader (hypernym)anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure


Narrower (hyponym)denticle

4. tooth (act) a means of enforcement


SamplesThe treaty had no teeth in it.


Broader (hypernym)agency, means, way

5. tooth (artifact) one of a number of uniform projections on a gear


Broader (hypernym)projection


Part meronymcogwheel, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel









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