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1. Faulty contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed.
2. An instance of such faulty contact.
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(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
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mal•oc•clu•sion(ˌmæl əˈklu ʒən)
irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.
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A condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly; a faulty bite.
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|Noun||1.||malocclusion - (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
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n. maloclusión, mordida defectuosa.
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malocclusionn maloclusión f
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