Medical Definition of Dens serotinus

1. Eighth permanent tooth in the maxilla and mandible on each side, making it the most posterior tooth in human dentition; usually erupts between the seventeenth and twenty-third years; the roots are often fused, the separation being marked only by grooves; because it tends to erupt in an anterosuperior direction, the lower third molar often becomes impacted against the lower second molar; it is common for one or more third molar to fail to develop. Synonym: dens serotinus, molaris tertius, dens sapientiae, wisdom tooth. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dens Serotinus

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dens angularis
dens bicuspidus
dens caninus
dens cuspidatus
dens deciduus
dens incisivus
dens lacteus
dens molaris
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dens premolaris
dens sapientiae
dens serotinus (current term)
dens succedaneus
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dense-deposit disease
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