Occlusion
Occlusion Oc*clu"sion, n. [See {Occlude}.] 1. The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded. [1913 Webster]

Constriction and occlusion of the orifice. --Howell. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) The transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening; imperforation. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]

{Occlusion of gases} (Chem. & Physics), the phenomenon of absorbing gases, as exhibited by platinum, palladium, iron, or charcoal; thus, palladium absorbs, or occludes, nearly a thousand times its own volume of hydrogen, and in this case a chemical compound seems to be formed. [1913 Webster]


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  • occlusion — [ ɔklyzjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1808; bas lat. occlusio 1 ♦ Chir. Opération consistant à rapprocher les bords d une ouverture naturelle. 2 ♦ (1812) Oblitération d un conduit ou d un orifice. ⇒ obstruction; atrésie. Occlusion intestinale, déterminant l arrêt …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Occlusion — may refer to: Occlusion (dentistry), the manner in which the upper and lower teeth come together when the mouth is closed Occlusion effect, an audio phenomenon that occurs when one closes the opening into the ear canal and the loudness of low… …   Wikipedia

  • occlusion — index blockade (limitation), damper (stopper), deterrent, obstruction Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • occlusion — (n.) 1640s, from M.L. occlusio, noun of action from pp. stem of L. occludere (see OCCLUDE (Cf. occlude)). Dentistry sense is from 1880 …   Etymology dictionary

  • occlusion — [n] obstruction barricade, barrier, block, blockage, blocking, closure, stoppage; concepts 470,532,666,674 …   New thesaurus

  • occlusion — [ə klo͞o′zhən] n. 1. an occluding or being occluded 2. Dentistry the fitting together of the upper and lower teeth, or the way in which these fit together when the jaws are closed 3. Meteorol. OCCLUDED FRONT 4. Phonet. the complete closing of the …   English World dictionary

  • Occlusion — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Occlusion », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Le mot occlusion est employé dans plusieurs… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • occlusion — (o kklu zion ; en vers, de quatre syllabes) s. f. 1°   Fermeture. L occlusion d un conduit.    Le rapprochement momentané des bords d une ouverture naturelle. L occlusion des paupières. 2°   Terme de médecine. Se dit particulièrement de l état de …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • OCCLUSION — n. f. didactique. Fermeture accidentelle. L’occlusion d’un conduit. En termes de Médecine, il signifie Rapprochement des bords d’une ouverture naturelle. Occlusion des paupières. Il signifie aussi Fermeture morbide d’un conduit naturel. Occlusion …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • occlusion — 1. The act of closing or the state of being closed. 2. In chemistry, the absorption of a gas by a metal or the inclusion of one substance within another (as in a gelatinous precipitate). 3. Any contact between the incising or masticating surfaces …   Medical dictionary

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