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deciduous tooth

noun

milk tooth

noun
1.
one of the temporary teeth of a mammal that are replaced by the permanent teeth.
Also called baby tooth, deciduous tooth, primary tooth.
Origin
1720-1730
1720-30
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British Dictionary definitions for deciduous-tooth

milk tooth

noun
1.
any of the first teeth to erupt; a deciduous tooth Also called baby tooth See also dentition
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deciduous-tooth in Medicine

deciduous tooth n.
Any of the teeth of the primary dentition. Also called baby tooth, milk tooth, primary tooth, temporary tooth.

milk tooth n.
See deciduous tooth.

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