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malocclusion

[ mal-uh-kloo-zhuhn ]
/ ˌmæl əˈklu ʒən /
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noun Dentistry.
faulty occlusion; irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.
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Origin of malocclusion

First recorded in 1885–90; mal- + occlusion

OTHER WORDS FROM malocclusion

mal·oc·clud·ed, adjective

Words nearby malocclusion

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British Dictionary definitions for malocclusion

malocclusion
/ (ˌmæləˈkluːʒən) /

noun
dentistry a defect in the normal position of the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed, as from abnormal development of the jaw

Derived forms of malocclusion

maloccluded, adjective
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Scientific definitions for malocclusion

malocclusion
[ măl′ə-klōōzhən ]

Misalignment between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed, resulting in a faulty bite.
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