Definitions for wisdom tooth
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the third molar on each side of the upper and lower jaws: the last tooth to erupt.
Idioms for wisdom tooth:
cut one's wisdom teeth, to attain maturity or discretion.
Origin of wisdom tooth:
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)
One of the four (one upper and one lower on each side) rearmost molars in humans, which typically develop between ages 18-24.
Origin: A calque of dens sapientae.
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.
Translations for wisdom tooth
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
any one of the four back teeth cut after childhood, usually about the age of twenty.
- ضِرْس العَقِلArabic
- dente do sisoPortuguese (BR)
- zub moudrostiCzech
- der WeisheitszahnGerman
- muela del juicioSpanish
- دندان عقلFarsi
- dent de sagesseFrench
- שֵׁן בִּינָהHebrew
- zub mudrostiCroatian
- vísdómstönn, endajaxlIcelandic
- (dente del giudizio)Italian
- proto dantisLithuanian
- gudrības zobsLatvian
- gigi geraham bongsuMalay
- ząb mądrościPolish
- dente do sisoPortuguese
- măsea de minteRomanian
- зуб мудростиRussian
- zub múdrostiSlovak
- modrostni zobSlovenian
- ฟันกรามท้ายทั้ง 4 ซี่Thai
- yirmi yaş dişiTurkish
- 智齒Chinese (Trad.)
- зуб мудростіUkrainian
- دندان عقلUrdu
- răng khônVietnamese
- 智牙Chinese (Simp.)
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