diastema: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (dī"u-stē'mu), [key]
— pl. -ma•ta
  1. the modified protoplasm at the equator of a cell, existing before mitotic division.
  2. a space between two teeth, esp. a space between a canine and an incisor of the upper jaw into which a lower canine occludes.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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