over bite

overbite

[oh-ver-bahyt]
noun Dentistry.
occlusion in which the upper incisor teeth overlap the lower ones.

Origin:
1885–90; over- + bite

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overbite (ˈəʊvəˌbaɪt)
 
n
dentistry Also called: vertical overlap an extension of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed

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overbite
"overlapping of the lower teeth by the upper ones," 1887, from over + bite.
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overbite o·ver·bite (ō'vər-bīt')
n.
A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower. Also called vertical overlap.

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