overbite

[ oh-ver-bahyt ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌbaɪt /
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noun Dentistry.

occlusion in which the upper incisor teeth overlap the lower ones.

Origin of overbite

First recorded in 1885–90; over- + bite
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British Dictionary definitions for overbite

overbite

/ (ˈəʊvəˌbaɪt) /

noun

dentistry an extension of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth when the mouth is closedAlso called: vertical overlap
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Word Origin and History for overbite

overbite


n.

"overlapping of the lower teeth by the upper ones," 1887, from over- + bite (n.).

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Medicine definitions for overbite

overbite

[ ōvər-bīt′ ]

n.

A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower.vertical overlap
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