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Thanks @RossC and @filoxo for your comments. Adding these as answer: If you are rooted there is an option in Titanium Backup Pro to remove anything from the Dalvik Cache not linked to an app. This orphan data suggests that data may remain in the cache after the app is no longer using it or even uninstalled. There's also nothing wrong with ...
The DEX file stored in dalvik-cache is an optimized ("odex") file. For historical reasons it carries the file extension ".dex". The canonical documentation on dexopt is in dalvik/docs/dexopt.html. It's a bit stale at this point but is a reasonable starting point.
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