bruxism
noun Etymology: irregular from Greek brychein to gnash the teeth + English -ism Date: 1932 the habit of unconsciously gritting or grinding the teeth especially in situations of stress or during sleep

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  • bruxism — bruxísm s.n. Automatism masticator prin mişcări bruşte, repetate, în cursul somnului; bricomanie. (după fr. bruxomanie) Trimis de Anonim, 13.09.2007. Sursa: MDN …   Dicționar Român

  • bruxism — grinding the teeth unconsciously, from Gk. ebryxa, aorist root of brykein to gnash the teeth …   Etymology dictionary

  • bruxism — [bruk′siz΄əm] n. [< Gr ebryxa, aorist root of brykein, to gnash the teeth + ISM] the habit of unconsciously grinding one s teeth, usually while asleep …   English World dictionary

  • Bruxism — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 29661 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = 001413 eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Bruxism (from the Greek βρυγμός (brugmós), gnashing of teeth ) is the grinding of the teeth,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bruxism — Grinding and gnashing the teeth. Bruxism is due to clenching of the teeth other than in chewing and is associated with forceful lateral or protrusive jaw movements. This results in grinding or rubbing the teeth together. Bruxism usually occurs… …   Medical dictionary

  • bruxism — /bruk siz euhm/, n. Pathol. See teeth grinding. [1935 40; < Gk *bryx(is) a gnashing of teeth (brýk(ein) to gnash, bite + sis SIS) + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • bruxism — noun /ˈbɹʌk.sɪz.əm/ The habit or practice of grinding of the teeth, as while sleeping, or due to stress or certain drugs. See Also: bruxomania …   Wiktionary

  • bruxism — n. compulsive grinding of the teeth (particularly during sleep) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bruxism — [ brʌksɪz(ə)m] noun Medicine involuntary habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep. Origin 1930s: from Gk brukhein gnash the teeth + ism …   English new terms dictionary

  • bruxism — brux·ism …   English syllables

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