diastema


di·a·ste·ma

noun \ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə\
plural di·a·ste·mas or di·a·ste·ma·ta \-mə-tə\

Definition of DIASTEMA

:  a space between teeth in a jaw

Origin of DIASTEMA

New Latin, from Late Latin, interval, from Greek diastēma, from diistanai
First Known Use: 1854

di·a·ste·ma

noun \ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural di·a·ste·mas or di·a·ste·ma·ta \-mət-ə\

Medical Definition of DIASTEMA

: a space between teeth in a jaw
di·a·ste·mat·ic \-sti-ˈmat-ik\ adjective

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