deciduous tooth

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deciduous tooth

decid′uous tooth`


n.
one of the temporary teeth of a mammal, in humans amounting to 20, that are replaced by the permanent teeth. Also called baby tooth, milk tooth.
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Noun1.deciduous tooth - one of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children)deciduous tooth - one of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children)
child's body - the body of a human child
tooth - hard bonelike structures in the jaws of vertebrates; used for biting and chewing or for attack and defense
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Accuracy of developing tooth length as an estimate of age in human skeletal remains: the deciduous dentition.
The primary outcome was caries increment in the permanent or deciduous dentition as measured by the change in decayed, (missing), filled tooth surfaces (D(M) FS/d(m)fs) from baseline.
indet (SDSM 82105) The isolated nature of the tooth and the lack of known deciduous dentition of late Oligocene early Miocene carnivores does not allow for assignment of this specimen to genus.