malocclusion

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First attested in 1888. Formed as mal- (“wrong”, “improper(ly)”: ultimately from the Classical Latin male, “badly”, “wrongly”; from malus, “bad”; compare the ben- element in benocclusion) + occlusion (alignment of the teeth in closed jaws).

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malocclusion (countable and uncountable, plural malocclusions)

  1. (dentistry) A misalignment of the upper and lower sets of teeth.
    Antonym: benocclusion

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malocclusion f (plural malocclusions)

  1. malocclusion

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