- An example of an occlusion is when the top and bottom teeth fit together when the jaws are closed together.
- An example of an occlusion is when a blood vessel is blocked.
- an occluding or being occluded
- Dentistry the fitting together of the upper and lower teeth, or the way in which these fit together when the jaws are closed
- Meteorol. occluded front
- Phonet. the complete closing of the air passages in pronunciation, as of a stop
- a. The process of occluding.b. Something that occludes.
- Medicine An obstruction of an anatomical passage, as of an artery by plaque.
- Dentistry The alignment of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws when brought together.
- Meteorology a. The process of occluding air masses.b. An occluded front.
- Linguistics Closure at some point in the vocal tract that blocks the flow of air in the production of an oral or nasal stop.
Origin of occlusionFrom Latin occl&umacron;sus, past participle of occl&umacron;dere, to occlude; see occlude.
top: in a cold-front occlusion cold air moves under a mass of warm air and under the cool air in front
bottom: in a warm-front occlusion cool air moves under a mass of warm air while riding over the cold air in front
- The process of occluding, or something that occludes.
- (medicine) Anything that obstructs or closes a vessel or canal.
- (medicine, dentistry) The alignment of the teeth when upper and lower jaws are brought together.
- (meteorology) An occluded front.
- (linguistics) A closure within the vocal tract that produces an oral stop or nasal stop.
- (physics) The absorption of a gas or liquid by a substance such as a metal.
- (computing) The blocking of the view of part of an image by another.