primary teeth

the first set of teeth, which develop in infancy. These teeth are normally shed just before the eruption of their permanent successors. In the absence of permanent successors they can remain functional for many years.

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  • Primary dentition — The set of 20 first (deciduous) teeth. The primary dentition is as opposed to the secondary (permanent) dentition. At birth, both sets of dentition are evident by X ray. * * * deciduous teeth; see under tooth …   Medical dictionary

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  • primary tooth — noun one of the first temporary teeth of a young mammal (one of 20 in children) • Syn: ↑deciduous tooth, ↑baby tooth, ↑milk tooth • Hypernyms: ↑tooth • Part Holonyms: ↑child s body * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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