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Definition of "malocclusion" []

  • Faulty contact between the upper and lower teeth when the jaw is closed. (noun)
  • An instance of this. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "malocclusion" in a sentence
  • ""This," he explained, "will distalize the maxillary arch in the right buccal segment and correct the Class 2 malocclusion.""
  • "Just in the physical we have anatomical anomalies, gait anomalies, descending malocclusion problems, all very real stressors which either aggravate an injury, increase the statistical likelyhood of injury or slow down the rate of recovery from an injury."
  • "Fox, I may be wrong, but the hirsuite dude with the serious malocclusion (wife's a dentist and she spotted it right away) and the taste for jelly sandwiches is from the Black Pit of Dr. M (aka Misterios de Ultratumba)."
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