from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The eruption and cutting of teeth, especially the milk teeth; dentition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The eruption, through the gums, of the milk teeth; dentition.
  • v. Present participle of teethe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of the first growth of teeth, or the phenomena attending their issue through the gums; dentition.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dentition; the growth or formation of teeth; the act or process of acquiring teeth, as when they cut the gums.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the eruption through the gums of baby teeth


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