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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
movement of the mandible to the right or left side.
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lat·er·al ex·cur·sion(latĕr-ăl eks-kŭrzhŭn)
Movement of the mandible to the right or left side excursion.
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