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underbite

[uhn-der-bahyt] /ˈʌn dərˌbaɪt/
noun, Dentistry.
1.
occlusion in which the lower incisor teeth overlap the upper.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; under- + bite
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underbite in Medicine

underbite un·der·bite (ŭn'dər-bīt')
n.
Malocclusion in which the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth.

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