macrostomia

Abnormally large size of the mouth resulting from failure of fusion between the maxillary and mandibular processes of the embryonic face. [macro- + G. stoma, mouth]

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mac·ro·sto·mia .mak-rə-'stō-mē-ə n
1) the condition of having an abnormally large mouth
2) an abnormally large mouth

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mac·ro·sto·mia (mak″ro-stoґme-ə) [macro- + stom- + -ia] greatly exaggerated width of the mouth, resulting from failure of union of the maxillary and mandibular prominences, with extension of the oral orifice toward the ear. The defect may be unilateral or bilateral. See also lateral facial cleft and oblique facial cleft, under cleft.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • macrostomia — noun An abnormally large mouth …   Wiktionary

  • macrostomía — ► sustantivo femenino MEDICINA Deformidad de la hendidura bucal cuando ésta supera las medidas consideradas normales …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • macrostomia — ma·cro·sto·mì·a s.f. TS med. malformazione facciale congenita, consistente in un prolungamento della rima orale, che può arrivare fino al condotto uditivo esterno {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: sec. XIX. ETIMO: comp. di macro e stomia …   Dizionario italiano

  • macrostomia — pl.f. macrostomie …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • macrostomia — n. abnormally wide mouth (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • macrostomia — mac·ro·sto·mia …   English syllables

  • macrostomia — …   Useful english dictionary

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