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Pronunciation: di-las'er-a'shun

Definition: Displacement of some portion of a developing tooth, which is then further developed in its new relation, resulting in a tooth with sharply angulated root(s).

[L. di-lacero, pp. laceratus, to tear in pieces, fr. lacer, mangled]

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