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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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