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overbite

[oh-ver-bahyt] /ˈoʊ vərˌbaɪt/
noun, Dentistry.
1.
occlusion in which the upper incisor teeth overlap the lower ones.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; over- + bite
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overbite

/ˈəʊvəˌbaɪt/
noun
1.
(dentistry) an extension of the upper front teeth over the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed Also called vertical overlap
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Word Origin and History for overbite
n.

"overlapping of the lower teeth by the upper ones," 1887, from over- + bite (n.).

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overbite in Medicine

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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