malocclusion
noun Date: 1888 improper occlusion; especially abnormality in the coming together of teeth

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  • malocclusion — [ malɔklyzjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1963; mot angl., de 1. mal et occlusion ♦ Méd. Fermeture défectueuse des dentures (implantation anormale de certaines dents, anomalie de position des mâchoires). ⇒MALOCCLUSION, subst. fém. MÉD. ,,Rapport défectueux ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • malocclusion — 1864, from MAL (Cf. mal ) + OCCLUSION (Cf. occlusion) …   Etymology dictionary

  • malocclusion — [mal΄ə klo͞o′zhən] n. improper meeting of the upper and lower teeth; faulty occlusion …   English World dictionary

  • Malocclusion — Deep bite redirects here. For the village, see Deep Bight, Newfoundland and Labrador. Malocclusion Classification and external resources ICD 10 K07.4 ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • malocclusion — 1. Any deviation from a physiologically acceptable contact of opposing dentitions. 2. Any deviation from a normal occlusion. * * * mal·oc·clu·sion .mal ə klü zhən n improper occlusion esp abnormality in the coming together of teeth * * * n. a… …   Medical dictionary

  • malocclusion — maloccluded, adj. /mal euh klooh zheuhn/, n. Dentistry. faulty occlusion; irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaws. [1885 90; MAL + OCCLUSION] * * * …   Universalium

  • malocclusion — noun A misalignment of the upper and lower sets of teeth …   Wiktionary

  • malocclusion — mælÉ™ kluːʒn n. condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not align properly when closed (Dentistry) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • malocclusion — noun Dentistry imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed …   English new terms dictionary

  • malocclusion — mal·occlusion …   English syllables

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