overbite


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o·ver·bite

 (ō′vər-bīt′)
n.
A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower.

overbite

(ˈəʊvəˌbaɪt)
n
(Dentistry) dentistry an extension of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed. Also called: vertical overlap

o•ver•bite

(ˈoʊ vərˌbaɪt)

n.
occlusion in which the upper incisor teeth overlap the lower ones.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.overbite - (dentistry) malocclusion in which the upper teeth extend abnormally far over the lower teethoverbite - (dentistry) malocclusion in which the upper teeth extend abnormally far over the lower teeth
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
malocclusion - (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally
Translations

o·ver·bite

n. sobremordida.

overbite

n sobremordida
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