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Meaning of OCCLUSION

Pronunciation:  u'kloozhun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of blocking
  2. [n]  an obstruction in a pipe or tube; "we had to call a plumber to clear out the blockage in the drainpipe"
  3. [n]  (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
  4. [n]  (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
  5. [n]  closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)

OCCLUSION is a 9 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: block, blockage, blockage, closure, closure, occluded front, stop, stoppage
 See Also: attack, breech closer, breechblock, coronary occlusion, embolism, front, impediment, impedimenta, implosion, laryngospasm, obstructer, obstruction, obstruction, obstructor, plug, position, spatial relation, stopper, stopple, thromboembolism, thrombosis, vapor lock, vapour lock



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Oc*clu"sion\, n. [See {Occlude}.]
1. The act of occluding, or the state of being occluded.

         Constriction and occlusion of the orifice. --Howell.

2. (Med.) The transient approximation of the edges of a
   natural opening; imperforation. --Dunglison.

{Occlusion of gases} (Chem. & Physics), the phenomenon of
   absorbing gases, as exhibited by platinum, palladium,
   iron, or charcoal; thus, palladium absorbs, or occludes,
   nearly a thousand times its own volume of hydrogen, and in
   this case a chemical compound seems to be formed.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Closure of a passage such as ducts or blood vessels. In dentistry, the alignment of upper and lower teeth when the jaws are closed.
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