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brux·ism

 (brŭk′sĭz′əm)
n.
The habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep.

[From New Latin brūxis, a gnashing, from Greek brūkein, to gnash.]
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bruxism

(ˈbrʌksɪzəm)
n
(Pathology) the habit of grinding the teeth, esp unconsciously
[irregularly formed from Greek brykein to gnash the teeth + -ism]
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brux•ism

(ˈbrʌk sɪz əm)

n.
habitual, purposeless clenching and grinding of the teeth.
[1935–40; < Greek *brȳx(is) a gnashing of teeth]
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bruxism

the habit of purposelessly grinding one’s teeth, especially during sleep. Also called bruxomania.
See also: Teeth
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Noun1.bruxism - involuntarily or unconsciously clenching or grinding the teeth, typically during sleep
action - something done (usually as opposed to something said); "there were stories of murders and other unnatural actions"
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bruxism

n bruxismo
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Deformed and destroyed teeth are the least of your worries; nail-biting puts you at greater risk of bruxism or the unintentional grinding of teeth that can cause facial pain, recessed gums, and even headaches.
The grinding of teeth can be linked to stress and anxiety; however, it is often caused by crooked teeth, an abnormal bite and conditions such as sleep apnea, and often occurs during sleep.
Mechanical factors or Habits included grinding of teeth and keeping jaws clenched are found to be associated with tooth wear in our study.