Welcome to lesson two. Let's get started. CHAPTER FOUR developmental alterations in the shape of teeth. We will start with germination. What is germination? germination is defined as an abnormally shaped crown that is extra wide due to the development of two crowns from one tooth germ.
How can we remember that and not mix up between the other types of alterations? Let's look at the word germination. The first part of germination is German. This part stands for Gemini. Now Gemini zodiac sign is always associated with doubling or having two faces one person with two faces. When we apply that to the tooth, we get one tooth germ with two faces or two crowns.
So germination, Gemini, one tooth germ, two crowns or two faces