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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.
(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
mal•oc•clu•sion(ˌmæl əˈklu ʒən)
irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.
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
n. maloclusión, mordida defectuosa.