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den·tist

dentist

 
pronunciation:
den tihst
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part of speech: noun
definition: a doctor who takes care of the teeth and mouth.
 
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The word dentist contains the following parts:
dent, denti Latin root that means tooth, teeth
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-ist Greek noun-forming suffix that means person who does or believes in
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Many words ending in -ist have a corresponding abstract noun form ending in -ism, and many have a corresponding adjective form ending in -ic (realistic, artistic).