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  1. wisdom tooth(noun)

    any of the last 4 teeth on each side of the upper and lower jaw; the last of the permanent teeth to erupt (between ages 16 and 21)

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  1. wisdom tooth(Noun)

    One of the four (one upper and one lower on each side) rearmost molars in humans, which typically develop between ages 18-24.

  2. Origin: A calque of dens sapientae.

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  1. Wisdom tooth

    A wisdom tooth, in humans, is any of the usual four third molars. Wisdom teeth usually appear between the ages of 16 and 25. Most adults have four wisdom teeth, but it is possible to have fewer or more, in which case the extras are called supernumerary teeth. Wisdom teeth commonly affect other teeth as they develop, becoming impacted or "coming in sideways." They are often extracted when this occurs.


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