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bite

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verb \ˈbīt\

Medical Definition of bite

bit \ˈbit\play bit·ten \ˈbit-ən\play also bitbit·ing \ˈbīt-iŋ\play

  1. transitive verb

  2. 1:  to seize especially with teeth or jaws so as to enter, grip, or wound

  3. 2:  to wound, pierce, or sting especially with a fang or a proboscis

  4. intransitive verb

  5. :  to bite or have the habit of biting something




2

bite

noun

Medical Definition of bite

  1. 1:  the act or manner of biting; especially :  occlusion 2a

  2. 2:  a wound made by biting





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