Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones

The number of teeth

Most often, the teeth [dentes permanentes] are thirty-two in number, sixteen in a row on either jaw, arranged like a perfectly aligned row of dancers. 11 Because the first four (nos. 1, 2, D) cut in opposition, they are called incisors, for they are broad and sharp so as to cut away readily by biting, like a knife, food put in their way, and break it up.



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 11 On The Teeth, Which are also counted as bones