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."
This week's theme: WordPix, words drawn so that they explain themselves.
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a
rough exterior. - Juvenal, poet (c. 60-140)