malocclusion

noun mal·oc·clu·sion \ ˌma-lə-ˈklü-zhən \

Definition of malocclusion

: improper occlusion; especially : abnormality in the coming together of teeth

First Known Use of malocclusion

1888


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malocclusion

noun mal·oc·clu·sion \ ˌmal-ə-ˈklü-zhən \

medical Definition of malocclusion

: improper occlusion; especially : abnormality in the coming together of teeth

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