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Noun, pl. occlusions

1. Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal. (

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

3. The relationship between all of the components of the masticatory system in normal function, dysfunction and parafunction. (

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

The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal. (

1. An occluded front. (

2. The process of occluding air masses. (

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

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

The blocking of the view of part of an image by another. (

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

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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