milk teeth

milk tooth

noun
one of the temporary teeth of a mammal that are replaced by the permanent teeth.
Also called baby tooth, deciduous tooth, primary tooth.


Origin:
1720–30

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milk tooth
 
n
See also dentition Also called: baby tooth any of the first teeth to erupt; a deciduous tooth

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milk tooth n.
See deciduous tooth.

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