ADW: Differentiation of teeth in an individual - adult dental formula

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Dental Formula Medical Definition | Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary adult dental formula


A dental formula is a summary of a mammal's teeth. Almost all mammals have Both childhood molars are replaced by adult premolars. Adult total is double the.

Dentition pertains to the development of teeth and their arrangement in the mouth . In particular the other, are said to be diphyodont. Normally the dental formula for milk teeth is the same as for adult teeth except that the molars are missing.

The letters correspond to the type of teeth (I = Incisor, C = Canine, P = Premolar, M = Molar). Humans have two dental formulae, one for the primary dentition and one for the permanent dentition. The dental formulae for different animals varies according to diet and function.