diastema

noun
di·​a·​ste·​ma | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə How to pronounce diastema (audio) \
plural diastemas or diastemata\ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈstē-​mə-​tə How to pronounce diastemata (audio) \

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diastema. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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diastema

noun
di·​a·​ste·​ma | \ ˌdī-ə-ˈstē-mə How to pronounce diastema (audio) \
plural diastemas or diastemata\ -​mət-​ə How to pronounce diastemata (audio) \

Medical Definition of diastema

: a space between teeth in a jaw

Other Words from diastema

diastematic \ -​sti-​ˈmat-​ik How to pronounce diastematic (audio) \ adjective

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