diastema

noun
di·a·ste·ma | \ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə \
plural diastemas or diastemata\ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə-tə \

Definition of diastema 

: a space between teeth in a jaw

First Known Use of diastema

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diastema

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

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diastema

noun
di·a·ste·ma | \ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə \
plural diastemas or diastemata\-mət-ə \

Medical Definition of diastema 

: a space between teeth in a jaw

Other Words from diastema

diastematic \-sti-ˈmat-ik \ adjective

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