Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One of four rearmost molars on each side of the upper and lower jaw in humans. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt, typically in early adulthood.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The last molar tooth on either side of each jaw.

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  • noun dentistry One of the four (one upper and one lower on each side) rearmost molars in humans, which typically develop between ages 18-24.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun 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)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of New Latin dēns sapientiae : dēns, tooth + sapientiae, genitive of sapientia, wisdom.]

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A calque of Latin dēns sapientiae.

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