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occlude

Pronunciation: /əˈkluːd/

Translation of occlude in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 (obstruct, block) ocluir*
    Example sentences
    • Tumors in the tracheobronchial tree often occlude major airways producing obstructive pneumonitis and hypoxia.
    • Devices for occluding the urethra include urethral plugs and, more recently, expandable urethral devices.
    • All this is jam-packed into your sinuses and other nasal structures, occluding your airway completely.
    1.2 [Chemistry/Química] ocluir*
    Example sentences
    • Could the magmatic conditions at depth allow argon to be occluded within the minerals at the time of their formation?
    • If the pore in the closed channel is occluded sterically, such a molecule should be unable to reach substituted cysteines below the gate.
    • H2O molecules can be tightly bound to biological material and are occluded in proteins where they are often involved in catalytic reactions.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [Dentistry/Odontología] ocluir*
    Example sentences
    • The peglike first upper molar does not occlude with any tooth of the lower jaw, so it serves no clear function.
    • It consists of a pair of mandibular tooth plates that occludes with two pairs of plates above.
    • The clear implication is that, at least in Idiognathodus, the teeth occluded in a regular and precise way.

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