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English translation: Zweier see explanation below

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16:56 Oct 6, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
Medical
German term or phrase: Zweier
dental article. Bicuspid?
Jon Lack
English translation:Zweier see explanation below
Explanation:
More context would certainly be helpful.
In dental lingo teeth are counted from
the middle on back on both sides, upper
and lower. So, maybe that's what's meant
by "Zweier." I know that the German numbering system is different from the
American.
Teeth, charting and numbering:
The various systems for designating teeth in a chart system include numbers, letters, or symbols and are not uniformely accepted; widely used are the two-digit system of the Federation Dentaire Internationale (FDI) and the American system, which numbers the premanent teeth consecutively from upper right third molar as #1, through the maxillary teeth to #16, and then to left mandibular third molar as #17 and through the mandibular teeth to the right third molar as #32. As I remember
in Germany they count from the middle,
which would make a "Zweier" an incisor.
Selected response from:

Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 22:49
Grading comment
Of particular help was the note that Germans number teeth starting from the center.
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naCONTEXT PLEASE !
Mats Wiman
naZweier see explanation below
Elisabeth Moser
naI think the exact meaning depends on what follows.
Luis Luis
namost likely not bicuspidUlrike Lieder


  

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1 hr
most likely not bicuspid


Explanation:
biscupid = Biskupidat [Dental Lexicon],
also Prämolar or vorderer Backenzahn;
also (as an adjective) zweizipfelig, biskuspidal, zweihöckrig [Reuter, Medizin]
(None of these terms seem to correspond to your query.)

It would certainly help if you provided some context, i.e. the entire sentence (or even the entire paragraph!) in which the term appears.


Ulrike Lieder
Local time: 19:49
Native speaker of: German
PRO pts in pair: 3525
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2 hrs
I think the exact meaning depends on what follows.


Explanation:
For example, "zwei" means "two"; "zweierlei", two kinds.
So, it is related to the prefix "bi", and I believe that in the context of dental it may be "bicuspid" indeed.
Please check what follows.

Regards.
Luis Luis

Luis Luis
United States
Local time: 21:49
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 1
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3 hrs
Zweier see explanation below


Explanation:
More context would certainly be helpful.
In dental lingo teeth are counted from
the middle on back on both sides, upper
and lower. So, maybe that's what's meant
by "Zweier." I know that the German numbering system is different from the
American.
Teeth, charting and numbering:
The various systems for designating teeth in a chart system include numbers, letters, or symbols and are not uniformely accepted; widely used are the two-digit system of the Federation Dentaire Internationale (FDI) and the American system, which numbers the premanent teeth consecutively from upper right third molar as #1, through the maxillary teeth to #16, and then to left mandibular third molar as #17 and through the mandibular teeth to the right third molar as #32. As I remember
in Germany they count from the middle,
which would make a "Zweier" an incisor.



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Elisabeth Moser
United States
Local time: 22:49
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 772
Grading comment
Of particular help was the note that Germans number teeth starting from the center.

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Jonathan Lack
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10 hrs
CONTEXT PLEASE !


Explanation:
SEE ABOVE

Mats Wiman
Sweden
Local time: 04:49
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1498
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