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Medical Term:

laterotrusion

Pronunciation: lat'er-o-tru'zhun

Definition: The outward thrust given by the muscles of mastication to the rotating mandibular condyle during movement of the mandible.

[latero- + L. trudo, pp. trusus, to thrust]

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