Definition of wisdom tooth in English:

wisdom tooth

noun

  • Each of the four hindmost molars in humans which usually appear at about the age of twenty.

    • ‘Gum disease can affect the first and second molars and the bone surrounding the tooth, as well as the impacted wisdom tooth.’
    • ‘People who have problems such as infection, cysts or tumours, tooth decay, or gum disease around a wisdom tooth should think about having it removed.’
    • ‘We all reckon the plan is to do a root canal on the bad tooth and remove the wisdom tooth.’
    • ‘Which is how I once again came to be in the dentist chair that I had been trying to weasel out of, getting my wisdom tooth removed.’
    • ‘A wisdom tooth has been reported facing the second molar, crown to crown.’

Pronunciation:

wisdom tooth

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