teething

teething
Eruption or “cutting” of the teeth, especially of the deciduous teeth. SYN: odontiasis.

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teeth·ing 'tē-thiŋ n
1) the first growth of teeth
2) the phenomena accompanying the growth of teeth through the gums

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teeth·ing (tēthґing) the entire process which results in the eruption of the teeth.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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