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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In the light of an extensive metrical analysis of deciduous tooth crowns (Adler & Donlon 2010), we cannot accept their premise because, if deciduous tooth crowns did shrink 6mm, most (upper and lower deciduous incisors and canines in particular) would not have survived incineration.
He had a residual deciduous tooth - commonly called a baby tooth - that never had a permanent tooth under it, and it had begun affecting the alignment of the rest of his lower teeth.
The deciduous tooth will start to lose its root and become progressively loose, in a process which takes several years to complete for each tooth.