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  • n  (dentistry) a condition in which the opposing teeth do not mesh normally

  • This condition is called malocclusion; it is the orthodontists' favorite word and their chief problem.
  • After three and a half years in medical school, they will wind up with one and a half of dentistry, tackling such problems as teeth and diet, pyorrhea, malocclusion (improper biting.
  • The high pooh-bah in charge of comedy relief is Kam Ling (James Mason), sporting almond eyes, malocclusion and a washee-quickee accent.
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  • Malocclusion warning
    Parents and teens both know that brushing and flossing are essential for good oral health. But they may be unaware that crooked teeth (also called malocclusion), if left untreated, can lead to periodontal disease and premature wearing of the teeth. 
    Sept. 4, 2013 - The Daily Siftings Herald

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