* * *gnatho·dy·na·mom·e·ter (nath″o-di″nə-momґə-tər) [gnatho- + dynamometer] an instrument for measuring the force exerted in closing the jaws; called also occlusometer.
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Gnathodynamometer — A gnathodynamometer (or occlusometer) is an instrument for measuring the force exerted in closing the mouth. A bimeter gnathodynamometer is one with an adjustable central bearing point. As per the inventor s design study, the instrument works… … Wikipedia
gnathodynamometer — noun An instrument used to measure the force applied in closing the jaws. Syn: occlusometer See Also: gnathodynamics, gnathodynamometry … Wiktionary
bimeter gnathodynamometer — a gnathodynamometer equipped with a central bearing point of adjustable height … Medical dictionary
occlusometer — SYN: gnathodynamometer. * * * oc·clu·som·e·ter (ok″loo somґə tər) gnathodynamometer … Medical dictionary
List of medical roots, suffixes and prefixes — This is a list of roots, suffixes, and prefixes used in medical terminology, their meanings, and their etymology. There are a few rules when using medical roots. Firstly, prefixes and suffixes, primarily in Greek, but also in Latin, have a… … Wikipedia
occlusometer — noun A gnathodynamometer … Wiktionary
gnathic — adjective /ˈɡnæθɪk,ˈnæθɪk/ Of or pertaining to the jaw. ‘Want to get an idea of your gnathic index, and that mustache is in the way.’ See Also: gnathal, gnathion, gnathite, gnathitis, gnatho, gnathonic, gnathonical, gnathonically, gnathonism,… … Wiktionary
bimeter — noun a) A type of gnathodynamometer having an adjustable central bearing point. b) The setting of one meter against another … Wiktionary
gauge — A measuring device. SYN: gage. bite g. SYN: gnathodynamometer. Boley g. a caliper type g. graduated in millimeters used to measure the thickness of various dental materials. catheter g. a metal … Medical dictionary
Masticatory force — or force of mastication is defined as a force, which is created by the dynamic action of the masticatory muscles during the physiological act of chewing. Contents 1 Masticatory muscles 2 Measuring masticatory force … Wikipedia