- the act or state of occluding or the state of being occluded.
- Dentistry. the fitting together of the teeth of the lower jaw with the corresponding teeth of the upper jaw when the jaws are closed.
- Pathology. closure or blockage of a blood vessel: coronary occlusion.
- Phonetics. momentary complete closure at some area in the vocal tract, causing stoppage of the flow of air and accumulation of pressure.
- the formation of an occluded front.
- occluded front.
- the act or process of occluding or the state of being occluded
- meteorol another term for occluded front
- dentistry the normal position of the teeth when the jaws are closed
- phonetics the complete closure of the vocal tract at some point, as in the closure prior to the articulation of a plosive
n.1640s, from Medieval Latin occlusionem (nominative occlusio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin occludere (see occlude). Dentistry sense is from 1880. n.
- The act of occluding or the state of being occluded.
- An obstruction or closure of a body passage.
- Any contact between the cutting or chewing surfaces of opposing teeth.
- The alignment of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws when brought together.
- The absorption of a gas or other substance, as by a metal.
- The inclusion of one substance within another.
- An obstruction in a passageway, especially of the body.
- The alignment of the upper and lower sets of teeth with each other.