tongue thrust

noun
\ -ˌthrəst How to pronounce tongue thrust (audio) \

Medical Definition of tongue thrust

: the thrusting of the tongue against or between the incisors during the act of swallowing which if persistent in early childhood can lead to various dental abnormalities

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“Tongue thrust.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tongue%20thrust. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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