clud-, claud-, claus-, clos-, -clude, -clois, -cluding, -cluded, -clus, -clusion, -clusive
(Latin: to close, to shut)
The antonym for malocclusion is the rarely used term of "benocclusion" or "good alignments of the teeth.
A reference to cavities and restorations involving these surfaces.
Ted's doctor told him that the blood vessel in his leg was occluding and that it was necessary that surgery be done so the blood could flow properly again.
2. To shut something in: The city has been occluding some areas with a significant number of apartment buildings.
3. To close onto or to align the upper and the lower teeth in proper positions for chewing or for being in their normal contacts when the mouth is closed: Maurice had to go to the dentist to occlude his molars so he could eat properly after some of them were extracted and replaced with a partial denture which could be removed for cleaning and then replaced in his mouth.
4. Etymology: from Latin occludere, "to close up"; from ob-, " toward, against, before" + claudere, "to close".
2. An implement designed to temporarily block light to an eye.
3. A catheter-delivered device that blocks a hole in the wall of a heart: "Often the occluder is designed with an umbrella-type design and is folded up until the catheter arrives at the area of the defect in the heart."
"Once in place the occluder is unfolded on both sides of the defect so that pressure from both sides keeps it in place."