Definition of Diastema

1. Noun. A gap or vacant space between two teeth.

Generic synonyms: Gap, Opening



Definition of Diastema

1. n. A vacant space, or gap, esp. between teeth in a jaw.

Definition of Diastema

1. Noun. A gap or space between two adjacent teeth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Diastema

1. a space between teeth [n -MAS or -MATA]

Medical Definition of Diastema

1. A space between two teeth. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diastema

diasporas
diaspore
diaspores
diasporic
diastalsis
diastaltic
diastase
diastases
diastasic
diastasis
diastasis recti
diastasuria
diastatic
diastatic skull fracture
diastem
diastema (current term)
diastemal
diastemas
diastemata
diastematic
diastematocrania
diastematomyelia
diastems
diaster
diastereocontrol
diastereofacial
diastereoisomer
diastereoisomeric
diastereoisomerism
diastereoisomerisms

Literary usage of Diastema

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1. The Moth Book: A Popular Guide to a Knowledge of the Moths of North America by William Jacob Holland (1903)
"44, <$• This little insect, which is as yet very rare in collections, is found in northern California and Oregon. Genus diastema Guenee (i) diastema tigris ..."

2. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"... separating the patient from the physician : tb« swelling of varicose veins ; the time at which some change occurred in disease, Ac. diastema, gen. ..."

3. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1885)
"The alveolar parapet of the diastema is not so elevated as in E. ... diastema 110 " " molar series 132 Pm. iv 027 M. i 029 M. ii 034 Width of " M. ii 022 ..."

4. Pedagogical Anthropology by Maria Montessori (1913)
"The diastema, or space left between adjacent teeth, is of great importance. There are various causes for this stigma. Besides the one already mentioned, ..."

5. List of the Specimens of Lepidopterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker, John Edward Gray (1857)
"diastema, Guen. Nocí. ii. 317.- Placodes, p., Boisd. Plusia, p., Tret l. ; Dap. ... diastema virgo, oven. Noct. ii. 317, 1128. Ural Region. 2. diastema ..."

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