deciduous tooth

noun

Definition of deciduous tooth

: 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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