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occlusion

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noun oc·clu·sion \ə-ˈklü-zhən\

Definition of occlusion

  1. 1 :  the act of occluding :  the state of being occluded: as a :  the complete obstruction of the breath passage in the articulation of a speech sound b :  the bringing of the opposing surfaces of the teeth of the two jaws into contact; also :  the relation between the surfaces when in contact c :  the inclusion or sorption of gas trapped during solidification of a material

  2. 2 :  the front formed by a cold front overtaking a warm front and lifting the warm air above the earth's surface



Origin of occlusion

Latin occludere


First Known Use: circa 1645

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occlusion

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noun oc·clu·sion \ə-ˈklü-zhən\

Medical Definition of occlusion

  1. 1:  the act of occluding or the state of being occluded :  a shutting off or obstruction of something <a coronary occlusion>; especially :  a blocking of the central passage of one reflex by the passage of another

  2. 2a:  the bringing of the opposing surfaces of the teeth of the two jaws into contact; also :  the relation between the surfaces when in contactb:  the transient approximation of the edges of a natural opening <occlusion of the eyelids>

  3. 3:  sorption; especially :  sorption of gases




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