variants: or occluso-

Definition of occlus-

1 : occlusion occlusal occlusometer
2 : occlusal and occlusogingival

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History and Etymology for occlus-

probably from (assumed) New Latin occlus-, from Latin occlusus, past participle of occludere to occlude

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“Occlus-.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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