Definition of Overbite

1. Noun. (dentistry) malocclusion in which the upper teeth extend abnormally far over the lower teeth.

Category relationships: Dental Medicine, Dentistry, Odontology
Generic synonyms: Malocclusion



Definition of Overbite

1. Noun. A malocclusion, in which the upper teeth extend over the lower ones ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overbite

1. a faulty closure of the teeth [n -S]

Medical Definition of Overbite

1. Vertical overlapping of the upper teeth over the lower. (08 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Overbite

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overbid
overbidden
overbidder
overbidders
overbidding
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overbig
overbill
overbilled
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overbind
overbinds
overbite (current term)
overbites
overbitter
overbleach
overbleached
overbleaches
overbleaching
overblew
overblouse
overblouses
overblow
overblowing
overblown
overblows
overboard

Literary usage of Overbite

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1. The International Journal of Orthodontia and Oral Surgery (1921)
"ing treatment, the overbite normal, and there are no interfering cusp relationships, very little mesiodistal retention in itself will be required in the ..."

2. Practical orthodontia by Martin Dewey (1919)
"If the length of the overbite is not the same as the length of the buccal cusps of the molars and premolars, Fig. 412.—Showing the different angles that the ..."

3. Catching's Compendium of Practical Dentistry (1895)
"1 it would be seen that according to the length of overbite will be the length of ... Nor would we want cusps on any of the teeth if we had no overbite, ..."

4. The People by J. L. Angel (1971)
"A medium overbite accompanies slight tooth wear, and enamel grooves are absent. The skull is morphologically Mediterranean (Bi) with Iranian (D3) traits. ..."

5. The Practice of Dentistry: A Practical Treatise Upon the Generalpractice of by Leo Greenbaum, Max Greenbaum (1912)
"The deeper the cusps the greater the overbite and the greater the surface ... In these cases, if allowable, the length of the overbite may be reduced so as ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Dentistry: Including Anatomy, Physiology by Chapin Aaron Harris (1892)
"... of cases that the upper teeth project over the lower, and the depth of overbite varies as the depth of the cusps of the bicuspids are deep or shallow; ..."

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