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any force exerted upon the occlusal surfaces of teeth.
Synonym(s): biting pressure
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The pressure exerted on the teeth during biting. Synonym:
See also: pressure
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bit·ing pres·sure(bīting preshŭr)
Force applied between the maxillary and mandibular teeth resulting from contraction of the masticatory elevator muscles.
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