cheek tooth


: any of the molar or premolar teeth

Examples of cheek tooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both jaws had a third premolar, or cheek tooth, that’s only present in 2 to 6 percent of all Smilodon specimens. Riley Black, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cheek tooth was in the 14th century

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“Cheek tooth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition

cheek tooth

: any of the molar or premolar teeth
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