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[mal-uh-kloo-zhuh n] /ˌmæl əˈklu ʒən/

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

1864, from mal- + occlusion.

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


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