Definition of wisdom tooth in English:

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wisdom tooth

Pronunciation: /ˈwizdəm to͞oTH/


Each of the four hindmost molars in humans, which usually appear at about the age of twenty.
Example sentences
  • A wisdom tooth has been reported facing the second molar, crown to crown.
  • People who have problems such as infection, cysts or tumours, tooth decay, or gum disease around a wisdom tooth should think about having it removed.
  • Gum disease can affect the first and second molars and the bone surrounding the tooth, as well as the impacted wisdom tooth.

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Syllabification: wis·dom tooth

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