baby tooth

noun
|Updated on: 5 Jul 2018

Definition of baby tooth

: a temporary tooth of a young mammal that in human dentition includes four incisors, two canines, and four molars in each jaw : milk tooth, deciduous tooth
  • If one of my sisters or brothers or I lost a baby tooth, we always put it in an envelope under our pillow.
  • —Ian Frazier
  • By the time a dog is about a year old, the baby teeth will have been gradually replaced by 42 permanent teeth …
  • —Tom Ewing

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First Known Use of baby tooth

1834

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Definition of baby tooth for English Language Learners

  • : a tooth from the first set of teeth that a child develops


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