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Occlusion


/əˈklo͞oZHən/

Noun, pl. occlusions

(Medicine)
1. Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal. (wiktionary.org)

2. The alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together. (wiktionary.org)

3. The relationship between all of the components of the masticatory system in normal function, dysfunction and parafunction. (biology-online.org)

4. Momentary complete closure of some area in the vocal tract, causing stoppage of the breath and accumulation of pressure. (biology-online.org)

(Physics)
The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal. (wiktionary.org)

(Meteorology)
1. An occluded front. (wiktionary.org)

2. The process of occluding air masses. (merriam-webster.com)

(Linguistics)
1. A closure within the vocal tract that produces an oral stop or nasal stop. (wiktionary.org)

2. Closure at some point in the vocal tract that blocks the flow of air in the production of an oral or nasal stop. (merriam-webster.com)

(Computing)
The blocking of the view of part of an image by another. (wiktionary.org)

(General definition)
1. The process of occluding, or something that occludes. (wiktionary.org)

Word origin: From Medieval Latin occlusionem (nominative occlusio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin occludere (past participle occlusus) “shut up, close up,” from ob “against, up” + claudere “to shut, close”


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