Definition of malocclusion in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌmaləˈklo͞oZHən/


Imperfect positioning of the teeth when the jaws are closed.
Example sentences
  • Types of malocclusion include overbite, underbite, and crowding.
  • Any situational factors should be corrected, and dental malocclusion and caries should be treated.
  • Dentists and orthodontists assess and treat dental and oral diseases and malocclusion.

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Syllabification: mal·oc·clu·sion

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