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 scientific literature, there is no consensus on the prevalence of traumatic lesions in the first dentition, which varies from 15 to 40% (Cunha et al., 2001; Feldens, Kramer, Vidal, Faraco Junior, & Vitolo, 2008; Jorge et al., 2009; Feldens, Borges, Vargas-Ferreira, & Kramer, 2016) according to location and age at the time of trauma.