diastema

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noun di·a·ste·ma \ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə\

Definition of diastema

plural

diastemas

or

diastemata

play \ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə-tə\
  1. :  a space between teeth in a jaw

Origin and Etymology of diastema

New Latin, from Late Latin, interval, from Greek diastēma, from diistanai


Medical Dictionary

diastema

play
noun di·a·ste·ma \ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə\

Medical Definition of diastema

plural

diastemas

or

diastemata

\-mət-ə\play
  1. :  a space between teeth in a jaw

diastematic

\-sti-ˈmat-ik\play adjective

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