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oc·clu·sal

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