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deciduous tooth


Definition: a tooth of the first set of teeth, comprising 20 in all, that erupts between 6–24 months of life.

Synonym(s): dens deciduusTA, baby tooth, deciduous dentition, dens lacteus, first dentition, milk tooth, primary dentition, primary tooth, temporary tooth

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