wisdom tooth

noun

Definition of wisdom tooth

  1. :  the third molar that is the last tooth to erupt on each side of the upper and lower jaws in humans

Origin and Etymology of wisdom tooth

from being cut usually in the late teens


First Known Use: 1824


WISDOM TOOTH Defined for English Language Learners

wisdom tooth

noun

Definition of wisdom tooth for English Language Learners

  • : one of four large teeth in the back of your mouth that do not appear until you are an adult


WISDOM TOOTH Defined for Kids

wisdom tooth

noun

Definition of wisdom tooth for Students

  1. :  the last tooth of the full set of teeth on each side of the upper and lower jaws


Medical Dictionary

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noun wis·dom tooth \ˈwiz-dəm-\

Medical Definition of wisdom tooth

  1. :  the third molar that is the last tooth to erupt on each side of the upper and lower human jaw



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