overbite

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noun over·bite \ˈō-vər-ˌbīt\

Definition of overbite

  1. :  the projection of the upper front teeth over the lower in the normal occlusal position of the jaws

Examples of overbite in a sentence

  1. He has a severe overbite.

1887

First Known Use of overbite

1887


OVERBITE Defined for English Language Learners

overbite

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noun over·bite \ˈō-vər-ˌbīt\

Definition of overbite for English Language Learners

  • : a condition in which your upper teeth are too far in front of your lower teeth


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overbite

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noun over·bite \ˈō-vər-ˌbīt\

Medical Definition of overbite

  1. :  the projection of the upper anterior teeth over the lower when the jaws are in the position they occupy in occlusion—compare overjet

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