齿 chǐ tooth

Made up of [ zhǐ to stop; to prohibit; until; footprint radical 77]
Alternative traditional form of character:

Note

'Zhi' gives the rough phonetic the lower part is a picture of one tooth, in the old form there were four teeth
Number of strokes 8

Related characters


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Different tone

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stroke order for 齿
Stroke order for character 齿, kindly provided under Wikimedia creative commons license

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