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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: o-don'to-dis-pla'ze-a


A developmental disturbance of one or of several adjacent teeth, of unknown etiology, characterized by deficient formation of enamel and dentin, which results in an abnormally large pulp chamber and imparts a ghostlike radiographic image to the teeth; such teeth exhibit delayed eruption into the oral cavity.

Synonym(s): odontogenesis imperfecta, odontogenic dysplasia

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