occlusal
adjective Date: 1897 of or relating to the grinding or biting surface of a tooth or to occlusion of the teeth

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  • occlusal — [ə klo͞o′zəl, ə klo͞o′səl] adj. Dentistry 1. of or having to do with OCCLUSION (sense 2) 2. of or having to do with the biting surfaces of the teeth * * * oc·clu·sal (ə klo͞oʹzəl, səl) adj. Of or relating to occlusions of the teeth, especially… …   Universalium

  • occlusal — [ə klo͞o′zəl, ə klo͞o′səl] adj. Dentistry 1. of or having to do with OCCLUSION (sense 2) 2. of or having to do with the biting surfaces of the teeth …   English World dictionary

  • occlusal — əˈklüsəl adjective Etymology: occlus + al : of or relating to the grinding or biting surface of a tooth or occlusion of the teeth occlusal surface occlusal relationship an occlusal neurosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • occlusal — 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,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • occlusal — 1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure. 2. In dentistry, pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing o. units (teeth or occlusion rims) or the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth. * * * oc·clu·sal ə klü səl, ä , zəl adj of, relating… …   Medical dictionary

  • occlusal — relating to the biting or grinding of tooth surfaces or the bringing of the opposing surfaces of the teeth of the two jaws into contact …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • occlusal — adjective On the side of a tooth which mates with the opposing tooth …   Wiktionary

  • occlusal — adj. closed, sealed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • occlusal — adjective Dentistry relating to or involved in the occlusion of teeth …   English new terms dictionary

  • occlusal — oc·clu·sal …   English syllables

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