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points of contact of artificial or natural teeth on the side of the occlusion toward which the mandible has deviated.
Etymology: AS, weorc + L, occludere, to shut
the occlusal contacts of teeth on the side of the jaw toward which the mandible is moved.
The usual method of contact of teeth as the mandible is moved to one side during chewing.
See also: occlusion
n See occlusion, working.