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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Chris Tiu paced the Painters with a career-high 21 points and Paul Lee, playing with a temporary tooth and a mouth guard as a result of the nasty hit he got from Johnson in Game 3, scored 17.
And yet the improved results come at a cost: the in-office procedure takes a bit over an hour, and temporary tooth sensitivity is frequently felt.
The soft material then self-polymerizes into a hard temporary tooth after a few minutes.

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