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secondary dentition

secondary dentition in Medicine

secondary dentition n.

  1. The set of 32 permanent teeth whose eruptions begin from the fifth to the seventh year, lasting until the 17th to the 23rd year, when the last of the wisdom teeth appear.

  2. The eruption of the permanent teeth. Also called permanent dentition.

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