retrusion

[ ri-troo-zhuh n, -shuh n ]
/ rɪˈtru ʒən, -ʃən /

noun Dentistry.

the act of moving a tooth backward.
a condition characterized by the backward displacement of a tooth or teeth.

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Origin of retrusion

1650–60; < Latin retrūs(us) removed, concealed (past participle of retrūdere; see retrude) + -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM retrusion

re·tru·sive [ri-troo-siv] /rɪˈtru sɪv/, adjective
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Medical definitions for retrusion

retrusion
[ rĭ-trōōzhən ]

n.

Retraction from any given point, especially the backward movement of the mandible.
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