occlusal


occlusal
1. Pertaining to occlusion or closure. 2. In dentistry, pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing o. units (teeth or occlusion rims) or the masticating surfaces of the posterior teeth.

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oc·clu·sal ə-'klü-səl, ä-, -zəl adj of, relating to, or being the grinding or biting surface of a tooth also of or relating to occlusion of the teeth <\occlusal abnormalities>
oc·clu·sal·ly adv

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adj.
(in dental anatomy) denoting or relating to the biting surface of a premolar or molar tooth.

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oc·clu·sal (ə-klooґzəl) 1. occlusive. 2. pertaining to the contacting surfaces of opposing teeth or of opposing occlusion rims, or to the masticating surfaces of the premolar and molar teeth.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • occlusal — [ə klo͞o′zəl, ə klo͞o′səl] adj. Dentistry 1. of or having to do with OCCLUSION (sense 2) 2. of or having to do with the biting surfaces of the teeth * * * oc·clu·sal (ə klo͞oʹzəl, səl) adj. Of or relating to occlusions of the teeth, especially… …   Universalium

  • occlusal — [ə klo͞o′zəl, ə klo͞o′səl] adj. Dentistry 1. of or having to do with OCCLUSION (sense 2) 2. of or having to do with the biting surfaces of the teeth …   English World dictionary

  • occlusal — əˈklüsəl adjective Etymology: occlus + al : of or relating to the grinding or biting surface of a tooth or occlusion of the teeth occlusal surface occlusal relationship an occlusal neurosis …   Useful english dictionary

  • occlusal — occlusion [ ɔklyzjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1808; bas lat. occlusio 1 ♦ Chir. Opération consistant à rapprocher les bords d une ouverture naturelle. 2 ♦ (1812) Oblitération d un conduit ou d un orifice. ⇒ obstruction; atrésie. Occlusion intestinale,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • occlusal — adjective Date: 1897 of or relating to the grinding or biting surface of a tooth or to occlusion of the teeth …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • occlusal — relating to the biting or grinding of tooth surfaces or the bringing of the opposing surfaces of the teeth of the two jaws into contact …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • occlusal — adjective On the side of a tooth which mates with the opposing tooth …   Wiktionary

  • occlusal — adj. closed, sealed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • occlusal — adjective Dentistry relating to or involved in the occlusion of teeth …   English new terms dictionary

  • occlusal — oc·clu·sal …   English syllables


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