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permanent tooth


Definition: 1 of 32 teeth belonging to the second, or permanent, dentition; eruption of the permanent teeth begins from the fifth to the seventh year, and is not completed until the 17th–23rd year, when the last of the third molars appears.

Synonym(s): dens permanensTA, dens succedaneus, second tooth, secondary dentition, succedaneous dentition, succedaneous tooth

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