occlusal

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Related to occlusal curvature: curve of occlusion

oc·clu·sal

 (ə-klo͞o′zəl, -səl)
adj.
Of or relating to occlusions of the teeth, especially the chewing or biting surfaces: occlusal wear.

oc•clu•sal

(əˈklu səl, -zəl)
adj.
1. pertaining to the occlusion of the teeth.
2. designating or pertaining to the surface of a tooth that meets the surface of an opposing tooth in occlusion.
[1895–1900]
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Occlusal curvature is a naturally occurring phenomenon in the human dentition.
It has also been reported that patients with temporomandibular disorders present greater sagittal and lateral occlusal curvatures.
The role of occlusal curvatures and maxillary arch dimensions in patients with signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders.