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retrusion

[ri-troo-zhuh n, -shuh n] /rɪˈtru ʒən, -ʃən/
noun, Dentistry.
1.
the act of moving a tooth backward.
2.
a condition characterized by the backward displacement of a tooth or teeth.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Latin retrūs(us) removed, concealed (past participle of retrūdere; see retrude) + -ion
Related forms
retrusive
[ri-troo-siv] /rɪˈtru sɪv/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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retrusive in Medicine

retrusion re·tru·sion (rĭ-trōō'zhən)
n.
Retraction from any given point, especially the backward movement of the mandible.

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