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Succedaneous tooth

Definition
noun, plural: succedaneous teeth
Any of the permanent teeth replacing a deciduous tooth.
Supplement
Examples of succedaneous teeth are the permanent incisors, cuspids and premolars replacing the deciduous incisors, cuspids and molars, respectively.
Word origin: Latin succēdāneus (substituted).
Also called: dens succedaneus
Synonym: second tooth
See also: succedaneous dentition


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