deciduous teeth

(redirected from deciduous tooth)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Wikipedia.
Related to deciduous tooth: milk tooth, Milk teeth, Temporary teeth

deciduous teeth

[di′sij·ə·wəs ′tēth]
(anatomy)
Teeth of a young mammal which are shed and replaced by permanent teeth. Also known as milk teeth.
References in periodicals archive ?
Lead levels among various deciduous tooth types, Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 47:602-608.
reporting on a single human deciduous tooth from a Level 2 dwelling floor, provides a further glimpse of its occupants.
Similarly, 59% of the children with high blood lead concentrations had deciduous tooth decay, compared with 46% with low concentrations.