clud-, claud-, claus-, clos-, -clude, -clois, -cluding, -cluded, -clus, -clusion, -clusive

(Latin: to close, to shut)

inconclusive (adjective)
inconclusively (adverb)
inconclusiveness (s) (noun)
infraclusion, infraocclusion (s) (noun); infraclusion, infraocclusions (pl)
linguoclusion (s) (noun), linguoclusions (pl)
Malocclusion in which a tooth is lingual to the line of the normal dental arch: "When the dentist checked his patient's teeth, he noticed a displacement, or linguoclusion, of a tooth that was pointing abnormally towards the tongue."
malocclusion (mal" uh KLOO zhuhn) (s) (noun), malocclusions (pl)
Faulty alignment of the teeth: Eugene's neighbor had to wear a retainer to overcome the malocclusions of her teeth so she could chew her food properly.

The antonym for malocclusion is the rarely used term of "benocclusion" or "good alignments of the teeth.

mare clausum (s) (noun), mare clausa (pl)
A Latin expression indicating that a navigable body of water, such as a sea, is under the jurisdiction of one nation and closed to all others: In the book that James was reading, the ocean was a mare clausum. and to be used only by the king's country, and was not passable by any other kingdom.
mesioclusion (s) (noun), mesioclusions (pl)
Malocclusion characterized by mesial displacement of one or more of the lower teeth.
mesio-occlusal (adjective)
Relating to both the mesial and occlusal surfaces of a tooth;

A reference to cavities and restorations involving these surfaces.

nonsecluded, non-secluded (adjective)
occlude (uh KLOOD) (verb), occludes; occluded; occluding
1. To stop, to close up, or to obstruct an opening, an orifice, or a passage: Caron was told that thick makeup can occlude the pores of her facial skin.

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".

occluded (adjective)
occluder (s) (noun), occluders (pl)
1. An object that partially or completely impedes the amount of light reaching an eye or the eyes.
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."

occlusal trauma (s) (noun), occlusal traumas (pl)
Injury to the periodontium caused by occlusal forces transmitted through a tooth: "Occlusal trauma is related to occlusions of the teeth; especially, the chewing or biting surfaces resulting in occlusal wear."
occlusion (s) (noun), occlusions (pl)