- The act of closing or the state of being closed.
- In chemistry, the absorption of a gas by a metal or the inclusion of one substance within another (as in a gelatinous precipitate).
- Any contact between the incising or masticating surfaces of the upper and lower teeth.
- The relationship between the occlusal surfaces of the maxillary and mandibular teeth when they are in contact.
[L. oc-cludo, pp. -clusus, to shut up, fr. ob., against, + claudo, to close]
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