[dih-las-uh-rey-shuh n, dahy-]
  1. the act of dilacerating.
  2. the state of being dilacerated.
  3. Dentistry. displacement in the position of a developing tooth, resulting in angulation or distortion.

Origin of dilaceration

1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin dīlacerātiōn- (stem of dīlacerātiō) a tearing to pieces, equivalent to dīlacerāt(us) (see dilacerate) + -iōn- -ion
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dilaceration in Medicine


  1. Discission of a cataractous lens.
  2. A displacement of some portion of a developing tooth resulting in a tooth with sharply angulated roots.
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