Malocclusion



[mal-uh-kloo-zhuh n] /ˌmæl əˈklu ʒən/

noun, Dentistry.
1.
faulty ; irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.
/ˌmæləˈkluːʒən/
noun
1.
(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
n.

1864, from mal- + occlusion.

malocclusion mal·oc·clu·sion (māl’ə-klōō’zhən)
n.
Faulty contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed.
malocclusion
(māl’ə-kl’zhən)
Misalignment between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed, resulting in a faulty bite.

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