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Noun: tooth (teeth)  tooth
  1. A hard bonelike structure in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defence
     
  2. Something resembling the tooth of an animal
     
  3. Toothlike structure in invertebrates found in the mouth or alimentary canal or on a shell
     
  4. A means of enforcement
    "the treaty had no teeth in it"
     
  5. One of a number of uniform projections on a gear

Derived forms: teeth

Type of: agency, anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, bone, complex body part, means, os[2], projection, structure, way

Part of: cogwheel, comb, dentition, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel, power saw, saw, sawing machine, teeth

Encyclopedia: Tooth, supernumerary