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bruxism

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noun brux·ism \ˈbrək-ˌsi-zəm\

Definition of bruxism

  1. :  the habit of unconsciously gritting or grinding the teeth especially in situations of stress or during sleep



Origin of bruxism

irregular from Greek brychein to gnash the teeth + English -ism


First Known Use: 1932


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bruxism

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noun brux·ism \ˈbrək-ˌsiz-əm\

Medical Definition of bruxism

  1. :  the habit of unconsciously gritting or grinding the teeth especially in situations of stress or during sleep




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