crossbite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

cross +‎ bite

Noun[edit]

crossbite (plural crossbites)

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  1. (dentistry) An occlusal irregularity where a tooth (or teeth) has a more buccal or lingual position than its corresponding antagonist tooth in the upper or lower arcade.
  2. (obsolete) A deception; a cheat.

Verb[edit]

crossbite (third-person singular simple present crossbites, present participle crossbiting, simple past crossbit, past participle crossbitten)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To deceive; to trick.