Medical Dictionary

occlude

verb oc·clude \ə-ˈklüd, ä-\
oc·clud·edoc·clud·ing

Medical Definition of OCCLUDE

transitive verb
1
:  to close up or block off :  obstruct <a thrombus occluding a coronary artery>
2
:  to bring (upper and lower teeth) into occlusion
3
:  to take in and retain (a substance) in the interior rather than on an external surface :  sorb <proteins in precipitating may occlude alcohol>
intransitive verb
1
:  to come into contact with cusps of the opposing teeth fitting together <his teeth do not occlude properly>
2
:  to become occluded

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