[ri-troo-zhuh n, -shuh n]

noun Dentistry.

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

Origin of retrusion

1650–60; < Latin retrūs(us) removed, concealed (past participle of retrūdere; see retrude) + -ion
Related formsre·tru·sive [ri-troo-siv] /rɪˈtru sɪv/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

retrusive in Medicine




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