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bruxism

Pronunciation: brŭk′sizm

Definition: A clenching of the teeth, associated with forceful lateral or protrusive jaw movements, resulting in rubbing, gritting, or grinding together of the teeth, usually during sleep; sometimes a pathologic condition.

[G. bruchō, to grind the teeth]

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