Primary dentition
The set of 20 first (deciduous) teeth. The primary dentition is as opposed to the secondary (permanent) dentition. At birth, both sets of dentition are evident by X-ray.

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deciduous teeth; see under tooth.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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