retarded dentition


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re·tard·ed den·ti·tion

dentition in which growth phenomena such as calcification, elongation, and eruption occur later than the average range of normal variation as a result of some systemic metabolic dysfunction (for example, hypothyroidism).

retarded dentition

an abnormal delay in the eruption of the primary or secondary teeth resulting from malnutrition, malposition of the teeth, a hereditary factor, or a metabolic imbalance, such as hypothyroidism. Compare precocious dentition.

re·tard·ed den·ti·tion

(rĕ-tahrd'ĕd den-tish'ŭn)
Dentition in which calcification, elongation, and eruption occur later than normal as a result of some systemic metabolic dysfunction (e.g., hypothyroidism).

re·tard·ed den·ti·tion

(rĕ-tahrd'ĕd den-tish'ŭn)
Dentition in which growth phenomena such as calcification, elongation, and eruption occur later than average range of normal variation due to some systemic metabolic dysfunction (e.g., hypothyroidism).