A malocclusion in which the mandibular arch articulates with the maxillary arch in a position mesial to normal; in Angle classification, a Class III malocclusion. SYN: mesial occlusion (2).

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me·sio·clu·sion also me·si·oc·clu·sion .mē-zē-ə-'klü-zhən, -sē- n malocclusion characterized by mesial displacement of one or more of the lower teeth

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me·sio·clu·sion (me″ze-o-klooґzhən) [mesio- + L. cludere to close] malocclusion in which the mandibular arch is in an anterior position in relation to the maxillary arch (prognathism). Generally considered as identical with Class III in Angle classification of malocclusion (see malocclusion). Called also anterior occlusion, anteroclusion, and protrusive occlusion.

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  • mesioclusión — Relación oclusiva en la que los dientes inferiores se sitúan medialmente. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • mesioclusion — mesio·clu·sion …   English syllables

  • mesioclusion — …   Useful english dictionary

  • anterior occlusion — mesioclusion …   Medical dictionary

  • protrusive occlusion — mesioclusion …   Medical dictionary

  • clasificación de la maloclusión — Sistema desarrollado por E. H. Angle para definir la malposición y el contacto de los dientes de los maxilares superior e inferior. El sistema se divide en: clase I (neutroclusión), relación anteroposterior de los maxilares normal …   Diccionario médico

  • mesio-occlusion — SYN: mesial occlusion (1). * * * me·si·o oc·clu·sion (me″ze o ŏ klooґzhən) mesioclusion …   Medical dictionary

  • occlusion — 1. The act of closing or the state of being closed. 2. In chemistry, the absorption of a gas by a metal or the inclusion of one substance within another (as in a gelatinous precipitate). 3. Any contact between the incising or masticating surfaces …   Medical dictionary

  • prognathism — The condition of being prognathic; abnormal forward projection of one or of both jaws beyond the established normal relationship with the cranial base; the mandibular condyles are in their normal rest …   Medical dictionary

  • anteroclusion — an·tero·clu·sion (an″tər o klooґzhən) mesioclusion …   Medical dictionary