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apertognathia a·per·tog·na·thi·a (ə-pûr'tŏg-nā'thē-ə, -tō-nāth'ē-ə)
A type of malocclusion characterized by the premature occlusion of posterior teeth and the absence of anterior occlusion. Also called open bite.

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