laterotrusion

[lăt′ə-rō-trōōzhən]

n.

The outward thrust given by the muscles of chewing to the condyle during movement of the mandible.

Nearby words

  1. latero-,
  2. laterodeviation,
  3. lateroduction,
  4. lateroflexion,
  5. laterotorsion,
  6. lateroversion,
  7. latescent,
  8. latest,
  9. latex,
  10. latex agglutination test


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