malocclusion

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malocclusion

[¦mal·ə′klü·zhən]
(medicine)
Faulty occlusion of the teeth.
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And they can also be used for more complex issues such as overbites, underbites and crossbites.
The lock-up in the Merkel is strong, featuring Purdey-type double underbolts and underbites plus a Greener-type cross-bolt passing through the rib extension that keeps the barrel faces tight against the standing breech.
Utilizing a traditional knuckle pin as the pivot point for the barrels, Purdey-type double underbites, plus a Kersten crossbolt that securely locks into two barrel extensions, which slip into slots in the standing breech, the Merkel frame is somewhat massive and deep compared to more contemporary designs featuring side trunions, like Berettas, Rugers, and the fine Italians.