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Primary tooth

Definition

noun, plural: primary teeth

Any of the first teeth in many young mammals and humans.


Supplement

This first set of teeth develops during the embryonic stage. The teeth begin to emerge in the mouth during infancy and are lost and replaced by permanent teeth. In humans, there are twenty primary teeth:


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Compare: permanent tooth
See also: primary dentition, natal tooth, neonatal tooth


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