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dilaceration

[ dih-las-uh-rey-shuhn, dahy- ]
/ dɪˌlæs əˈreɪ ʃən, daɪ- /
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noun
the act of dilacerating.
the state of being dilacerated.
Dentistry. displacement in the position of a developing tooth, resulting in angulation or distortion.
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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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Medical definitions for dilaceration

dilaceration
[ dī-lăs′ə-rāshən ]

n.
Discission of a cataractous lens.
A displacement of some portion of a developing tooth resulting in a tooth with sharply angulated roots.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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