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Succedaneous tooth

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Definition

noun, plural: succedaneous teeth

Any of the permanent teeth replacing a deciduous tooth.


Supplement

Examples of succedaneous teeth are the permanent incisors, cuspids and premolars replacing the deciduous incisors, cuspids and molars, respectively.


Word origin: Latin succēdāneus (substituted).

Also called: dens succedaneus

Synonym: second tooth

See also: succedaneous dentition