anterocclusion

anterocclusion

[an′tərōklo̅o̅′shən]
Etymology: L, ante + occludere, to shut
a malocclusion in which the mandibular teeth are anterior to their normal position relative to the maxillary teeth. Compare anteversion. See also Angle's classification of malocclusion (modified).

anterocclusion (an´terōklōō´zhən),

n a malocclusion of the teeth, in which the mandibular teeth are in a position anterior to their normal position relative to the teeth in the maxillary arch.