baby tooth


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

Examples of baby tooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The opossum, who is less than a year old, weighs two pounds and still has her baby teeth. Alaa Elassar, CNN, "Baby opossum beaten until blinded on Hilton Head golf course," 12 Jan. 2020 Most baby teeth are discarded, as are permanent teeth that are pulled during orthodontic or other dental procedures., "who had children around the time of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings to test the viability of large-scale screening of baby teeth.," 18 Dec. 2019 Friends and family, your one-of-a-kind gift-giving only needs a bit of the mom's breast milk, baby's hair or a first lost baby tooth. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Jewelry made from umbilical cords and baby hair: 5 quirky gifts for new moms," 19 Nov. 2019 In a video on the Sussex Instagram, Meghan congratulates a little girl on her baby teeth and explains that Archie just got two bottom teeth of his own. Katherine J Igoe, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle Dishes That Archie Has Two Teeth and Is Already Crawling," 7 Nov. 2019 Prince George of Cambridge who has lost some baby teeth is here to supply everyone with some daily cuteness. Rachel E. Greenspan, Time, "Come Sail Away With Seafaring Prince George in a Captain Hat," 8 Aug. 2019 The future King is hitting major milestones — including losing his baby teeth. Stephanie Petit,, "Prince George Showed Off an Adorable New Look at Sailing Race — Two Missing Front Teeth!," 8 Aug. 2019 Adult demands are made of girls who still have their baby teeth. Jessica M. Goldstein, Washington Post, "A writer tries to make sense of Larry Nassar’s decades of abuse," 7 Aug. 2019 Olympia is smiling from ear-to-ear, showing off a full set of baby teeth and beautiful curls. Thatiana Diaz,, "Serena Williams Shares The Significance Of Braiding Her Daughter's Hair," 15 June 2019

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First Known Use of baby tooth

1834, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jan 2020

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“Baby tooth.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of baby tooth

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

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