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malocclusion

[ mal-uh-kloo-zhuhn ]

noun

, Dentistry.
  1. faulty occlusion; irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws.


malocclusion

/ ˌmæləˈkluːʒən /

noun

  1. 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


malocclusion

/ măl′ə-klo̅o̅zhən /

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


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Derived Forms

  • ˌmalocˈcluded, adjective
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Other Words From

  • maloc·cluded adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of malocclusion1

First recorded in 1885–90; mal- + occlusion

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