[ oh-ver-bahyt ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌbaɪt /

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


/ (ˈəʊvəˌbaɪt) /


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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Medicine definitions for overbite


[ ōvər-bīt′ ]


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