malocclusion

noun
mal·​oc·​clu·​sion | \ ˌma-lə-ˈklü-zhən How to pronounce malocclusion (audio) \

Definition of malocclusion

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

First Known Use of malocclusion

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Malocclusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/malocclusion. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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malocclusion

noun
mal·​oc·​clu·​sion | \ ˌmal-ə-ˈklü-zhən How to pronounce malocclusion (audio) \

Medical Definition of malocclusion

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

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