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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
    - 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: 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, William