milk tooth
noun Date: 1738 a temporary tooth of a young mammal; especially one of the human dentition including four incisors, two canines, and four molars in each jaw — called also baby tooth, deciduous tooth

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  • Milk tooth — Milk Milk (m[i^]lk), n. [AS. meoluc, meoloc, meolc, milc; akin to OFries. meloc, D. melk, G. milch, OHG. miluh, Icel. mj[=o]lk, Sw. mj[ o]lk, Dan. melk, Goth. miluks, G. melken to milk, OHG. melchan, Lith. milszti, L. mulgere, Gr. ame lgein.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • milk tooth — n a temporary tooth of a young mammal esp one of the human dentition including four incisors, two canines, and four molars in each jaw which fall out during childhood and are replaced by the permanent teeth called also baby tooth, deciduous tooth …   Medical dictionary

  • milk tooth — plural milk teeth n BrE one of the first set of teeth that babies and young children have = ↑baby tooth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • milk tooth — milk ,tooth (plural milk ,teeth) noun count BRITISH a BABY TOOTH …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • milk tooth — milk′ tooth n. den deciduous tooth • Etymology: 1720–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • milk tooth — ► NOUN ▪ a temporary tooth in a child or young mammal …   English terms dictionary

  • milk tooth — n. any of the temporary, first set of teeth of young mammals: normally a child s set consists of 20, including 8 incisors, 4 cuspids, and 8 molars …   English World dictionary

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

  • milk tooth — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms milk tooth : singular milk tooth plural milk teeth British any of the first teeth that a child has, which fall out when the adult teeth start to develop …   English dictionary

  • milk tooth — milk teeth N COUNT: usu pl Your milk teeth are the first teeth that grow in your mouth, which later fall out and are replaced by a second set …   English dictionary

  • milk tooth — noun Any tooth of the first set of teeth of young people (or livestock.) Syn: deciduous tooth, baby tooth, temporary tooth, primary tooth …   Wiktionary

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