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mal·align·ment .mal-ə-'līn-mənt n incorrect or imperfect alignment (as of teeth)
mal·aligned -'līnd adj

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mal·align·ment (mal″ə-līnґmənt) displacement out of line, especially displacement of the teeth from their normal relation to the line of the dental arch. Spelled also malalinement. See also malocclusion.

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