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A.Word.A.Day--diastema

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diastema (die-uh-STEE-mah) noun, plural diastemata

A gap between two adjacent teeth.

[Late Latin, from Greek diastema, interval, from diiastanai, to put apart.]

"The rock band Space Girls has made diastema cool--no wonder teenage girls are flocking to dentists to have their teeth spaced."

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Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior. - Juvenal, poet (c. 60-140)

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