SYN: vertical overlap.

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over·bite 'ō-vər-.bīt n the projection of the upper anterior teeth over the lower when the jaws are in the position they occupy in occlusion compare OVERJET

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the vertical overlap of the upper incisor teeth over the lower ones.

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over·bite (oґvər-bīt″) vertical overlap (def. 1).

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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