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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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