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occlude Tweet Definition of occlude Like Definition of occlude on Facebook
verb (occlud, ing)
  1. To obstruct, cover, or otherwise block an opening.
occlusion Tweet Definition of occlusion Like Definition of occlusion on Facebook
noun
  1. The process of occluding, or something that occludes.
  1. (medicine) Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal.
  2. (context, medicine, dentistry) The alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together.
  3. (meteorology) An occluded front.
  4. (linguistics) A closure within the vocal tract that produces an oral stop or nasal stop.
  5. (physics) The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal.
  6. (computing) The blocking of the view of part of an image by another.
odontalgia Tweet Definition of odontalgia Like Definition of odontalgia on Facebook
noun
  1. toothache
orthodontia Tweet Definition of orthodontia Like Definition of orthodontia on Facebook
noun
  1. orthodontics
orthodontics Tweet Definition of orthodontics Like Definition of orthodontics on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) A specialty of dentistry concerned with correcting misalignment of teeth.
overbite Tweet Definition of overbite Like Definition of overbite on Facebook
noun
  1. A malocclusion, in which the upper teeth extend over the lower ones

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