egg tooth

noun

Definition of egg tooth

: a hard sharp prominence on the beak of an unhatched bird or the nose of an unhatched reptile that is used to break through the eggshell

First Known Use of egg tooth

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Egg tooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/egg%20tooth. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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