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Medical Term:

apertognathia

Pronunciation: ă-per′tōg-nath′ē-ă

Definition: An open-bite deformity, a type of malocclusion characterized by premature posterior occlusion and the absence of anterior occlusion.

Synonym(s): open bite2

[L. apertus, open, + G. gnathos, jaw]

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