Definition of milk tooth in English:

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milk tooth

Pronunciation: /ˈmilk ˌto͞oTH/

noun

Any of a set of early, temporary (deciduous) teeth in children or young mammals that fall out as the permanent teeth erupt (in children, between the ages of about 6 and 12).
Example sentences
  • At some point during my sixth year, I discovered my mother sneaking in to my sister's room in order to exchange the milk tooth carefully hidden under her pillow for sweets and coins.
  • More often than not, ignore it because it's only the milk tooth.
  • The first teeth (also known as milk teeth or deciduous teeth) normally start to break through the gum from at around six to nine months old.

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