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noun

one of the temporary teeth of a mammal that are replaced by the permanent teeth.

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Also called baby tooth, deciduous tooth, primary tooth.

Origin of milk tooth

First recorded in 1720–30
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British Dictionary definitions for milk tooth

milk tooth

noun

any of the first teeth to erupt; a deciduous toothAlso called: baby tooth See also dentition
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Medical definitions for milk tooth

milk tooth

n.

deciduous tooth
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