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dilaceration

[dih-las-uh-rey-shuh n, dahy-] /dɪˌlæs əˈreɪ ʃən, daɪ-/
noun
1.
the act of dilacerating.
2.
the state of being dilacerated.
3.
Dentistry. displacement in the position of a developing tooth, resulting in angulation or distortion.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English < Late Latin dīlacerātiōn- (stem of dīlacerātiō) a tearing to pieces, equivalent to dīlacerāt(us) (see dilacerate) + -iōn- -ion
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dilaceration in Medicine

dilaceration di·lac·er·a·tion (dī-lās'ə-rā'shən)
n.

  1. Discission of a cataractous lens.

  2. A displacement of some portion of a developing tooth resulting in a tooth with sharply angulated roots.

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