malocclusion

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mal·oc·clu·sion

 (măl′ə-klo͞o′zhən)
n.
1. Faulty contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed.
2. An instance of such faulty contact.

malocclusion

(ˌmæləˈkluːʒən)
n
(Dentistry) dentistry a defect in the normal position of the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed, as from abnormal development of the jaw
ˌmalocˈcluded adj

mal•oc•clu•sion

(ˌmæl əˈklu ʒən)

n.
irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.
[1885–90]
mal`oc•clud′ed, adj.

mal·oc·clu·sion

(măl′ə-klo͞o′zhən)
A condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly; a faulty bite.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malocclusion - (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normallymalocclusion - (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally
dental medicine, dentistry, odontology - the branch of medicine dealing with the anatomy and development and diseases of the teeth
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
overbite - (dentistry) malocclusion in which the upper teeth extend abnormally far over the lower teeth
Translations

mal·oc·clu·sion

n. maloclusión, mordida defectuosa.

malocclusion

n maloclusión f
References in periodicals archive ?
Glover, "Treatment of anterior cross-bites in the early mixed dentition," Journal of Canadian Dental Association, vol.
In orthodontic clinics, palatal expanders, common fixed appliances used in children and adults, are used to expand the narrow maxilla or to correct skeletal posterior cross-bites (9,10).
(4) reported the presence of anterior open-bite, deep-bite, as well as anterior and posterior cross-bites in RS.