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Medical Term:

retraction

Pronunciation: re-trak'shun

Definition:

  1. A shrinking, drawing back, or pulling apart.
  2. Posterior movement of teeth, usually with the aid of an orthodontic appliance.

[L. retractio, a drawing back]

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