deciduous tooth

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deciduous tooth

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decid′uous tooth`

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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