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glossodontotropism

Pronunciation: glos'o-don'to-tro-pizm

Definition: A manifestation of tension or anxiety in which the tongue is attracted to the teeth or to dental faults.

[glosso- + G. odous (odont-), tooth, + trope, a turning]

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