deciduous tooth

noun

Definition of deciduous tooth

  1. :  a temporary tooth of a young mammal that in human dentition includes four incisors, two canines, and four molars in each jaw :  baby tooth, milk tooth Occasionally, cats are born with duplicate or missing teeth, but the most common developmental problem is retained deciduous teeth … — Drew Weigner Both sisters had severe dental caries as young children that necessitated the extraction of all deciduous teeth. — Christine M. Laine et al.

First Known Use of deciduous tooth

1755


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deciduous tooth

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Medical Definition of deciduous tooth


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