crowding

A condition in which the teeth are crowded, assuming altered positions such as bunching, overlapping, displacement in various directions, torsiversion, etc.

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crowd·ing (kroudґing) the condition in which the teeth are too close together and assume such altered positions as overlapping, displacement in various directions, and torsiversion.

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