Bruxism definition

brŭksĭzəm
The habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep.
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The habit of unconsciously grinding one's teeth, usually while asleep.
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The habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep.
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The habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep and sometimes associated wth stress.
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The habit or practice of grinding of the teeth, as while sleeping, or due to stress or certain drugs.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bruxism
Plural:
bruxisms

Origin of bruxism

  • From New Latin brūxis a gnashing from Greek brūkein to gnash

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Derived from Ancient Greek βρυγμός (brygmós, “grinding [teeth]”) +‎ -ism.

    From Wiktionary