distoclusion


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distoclusion

 [dis-to-kloo´zhun]
malrelation of the dental arches, with the lower jaw in a distal or posterior position in relation to the upper.

dis·to·clu·sion

(dis'tō-klū'zhŭn),
A malocclusion in which the mandibular arch articulates with the maxillary arch in a position distal to normal; in Angle classification, a Class II malocclusion.
Synonym(s): distal occlusion (2)

distoclusion

/dis·to·clu·sion/ (-to-kloo´zhun) malrelation of the dental arches with the lower jaw in a distal or posterior position in relation to the upper.

distoclusion

[dis′tə·klo̅o̅′zhən]
Etymology: L, distare, to be distant + occludere, to close up
malocclusion in which the mandibular arch is in a posterior position in relation to the maxillary arch, generally considered identical with Class II in Angle's classification of malocclusion. Also called disto-occlusion, posterior occlusion. See also Angle's Classification of Malocclusion (modified).

dis·to·clu·sion

(dis'tō-klū'zhŭn, distō-ŏ)
A malocclusion in which the mandibular arch articulates with the maxillary arch in a position distal to normal; in Angle classification, a class II malocclusion.
Synonym(s): distal occlusion (2) .

distoclusion

An improper relationship of the teeth of the upper jaw to those of the lower, in which those of the lower teeth are placed further forward than (more DISTAL to) the corresponding upper teeth.

dis·to·clu·sion

, distoocclusion (dis'tō-klū'zhŭn, distō-ŏ-klūzhŭn)
Malocclusion in which the mandibular arch articulates with the maxillary arch in a position distal to normal; in Angle classification, a class II malocclusion.
Synonym(s): distal occlusion (2) .

distoclusion

(dis´tōkloo´zhən),
n the mandibular teeth occluding distal to their normal relationship to the maxillary teeth, as in an Angle Class II malocclusion. It can present either bilaterally or unilaterally.