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intercuspation in Medicine

intercuspation in·ter·cus·pa·tion (ĭn'tər-kŭ-spā'shən)
n.

  1. The cusp-to-fossa relationship of the upper and lower posterior teeth to one another.

  2. The interlocking or fitting together of the cusps of opposing teeth. Also called interdigitation.

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