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the final stage of odontogenesis, in which a tooth breaks out from its crypt through surrounding tissue.
1. Passage of a tooth through the alveolar process and perforation of the gingiva.
2. A breaking out, especially the appearance of lesions on the skin.
[L. e-rumpo, pp. -ruptus, to break out]
1. the act of breaking out, appearing or becoming visible, as eruption of the teeth.
2. visible efflorescent lesions of the skin due to disease, with redness, prominence, or both; a rash.
see cutaneous larva migrans.
see drug eruption.
used in veterinary medicine as a guide to an animal's age.
grouped tooth eruption
permanent posterior teeth erupting side by side with no replacement horizontally.
sequential tooth eruption
permanent posterior teeth replaced by craniad movement of caudal teeth; seen in macropods and elephants.
tooth eruption times
see Table 19.