bruxism

play
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 and Etymology of bruxism

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


First Known Use: 1932


Medical Dictionary

bruxism

play
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

brux

\ˈbrəks\ play intransitive verb

bruxer

noun

Learn More about bruxism


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bruxism? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a leading champion of a cause

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • fox-in-front-of-cabin-in-winter
  • The month of December comes from a Latin word that referred to which month of the year?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ