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[oh-ver-bahyt] /ˈoʊ vərˌbaɪt/
noun, Dentistry.
occlusion in which the upper incisor teeth overlap the lower ones.
Origin of overbite
First recorded in 1885-90; over- + bite Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • It is better to overbite your darks, and underbite your lights, if you vary any.

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British Dictionary definitions for overbite


(dentistry) an extension of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed Also called vertical overlap
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Word Origin and History for overbite

"overlapping of the lower teeth by the upper ones," 1887, from over- + bite (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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overbite in Medicine

overbite o·ver·bite (ō'vər-bīt')
A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. Also called vertical overlap.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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