the habit of unconsciously grinding one's teeth, usually while asleep
Origin of bruxismfrom Classical Greek ebryxa, aorist root of brykein, to gnash the teeth + -ism
The habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep.
Origin of bruxismFrom New Latin brūxis a gnashing from Greek brūkein to gnash
(usually uncountable, plural bruxisms)
Derived from Ancient Greek βρυγμός (brygmós, “grinding [teeth]”) + -ism.