[ə-pûr′tŏg-nāthē-ə, -tō-năthē-ə]


A type of malocclusion characterized by the premature occlusion of posterior teeth and the absence of anterior occlusion.open bite

Nearby words

  1. aperitif,
  2. aperitive,
  3. apert,
  4. apert's syndrome,
  5. apert-crouzon syndrome,
  6. apertometer,
  7. aperture,
  8. aperture card,
  9. aperture priority,
  10. aperture ratio

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