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Noun: teeth  teeth
  1. The kind and number and arrangement of teeth (collectively) in a person or animal
    - dentition
  2. Power to be produce an effect or be enforced
    "the law has no teeth"
  3. The strongest part or full force
    "driving in the teeth of a gale"
Noun: tooth (teeth)  tooth
  1. A hard bonelike structure in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defence
    - chopper [informal], pearly [informal]
  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: teeths

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

Part of: cakehole [Brit, informal], cogwheel, comb, gear, gear wheel, geared wheel, gob [Brit, informal], hole [informal], kisser [informal], maw [informal], mouth, oral cavity, oral fissure, power saw, saw, sawing machine, trap [informal], yap [N. Amer, informal]

Encyclopedia: Teeth, diseases of

Tooth, Robert