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a range of movement regularly repeated in performance of a function, e.g., excursion of the jaws in mastication. adj., adj excur´sive.
lateral excursion sideward movement of the mandible between the position of closure and the position in which cusps of opposing teeth are in vertical proximity.
movement of the mandible to the right or left side.
lat·er·al ex·cur·sion(latĕr-ăl eks-kŭrzhŭn)
Movement of the mandible to the right or left side excursion.