unerupted

adjective

un·​erupt·​ed ˌən-i-ˈrəp-təd How to pronounce unerupted (audio)
of a tooth
: not yet having emerged through the gum

Examples of unerupted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One thing to remember is that most eruptions actually leave more magma unerupted rather than erupted. Erik Klemetti, Discover Magazine, 22 June 2018 The shape of the unerupted adult teeth revealed that Alesi belonged to a genus, or group of species, known as Nyanzapithecus, a sister group to the hominoids that was discovered about 30 years ago. Charles Q. Choi, Scientific American, 10 Aug. 2017 And the skull’s intact braincase, which has preserved impressions of the brain’s exterior surface, also contains the infant ape’s unerupted adult teeth. National Geographic, 9 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unerupted was in 1859

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“Unerupted.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unerupted. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

unerupted

adjective
un·​erupt·​ed ˌən-i-ˈrəp-təd How to pronounce unerupted (audio)
of a tooth
: not yet having emerged through the gum
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