[ok-leev] /ˈɒk liv/
[uh-klood] /əˈklud/ verb (used with object), occluded, occluding. 1. to close, shut, or stop up (a passage, opening, etc.). 2. to shut in, out, or off. 3. Physical Chemistry. (of certain metals and other solids) to incorporate (gases and other foreign substances), as by absorption or adsorption. verb (used without object), occluded, occluding. 4. Dentistry. […]
[uh-kloo-zhuh n] /əˈklu ʒən/ noun 1. the act or state of occluding or the state of being occluded. 2. Dentistry. the fitting together of the teeth of the lower jaw with the corresponding teeth of the upper jaw when the jaws are closed. 3. Pathology. closure or blockage of a blood vessel: coronary occlusion. 4. […]
- Occlusal analysis
occlusal analysis n. A study of the relationships of the occlusal surfaces of opposing teeth, including the effect these relationships have on related structures. Also called bite analysis.
- Occlusal equilibration
occlusal equilibration n. The modification of the chewing and biting surfaces of teeth by grinding.