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1[with object] Stop, close up, or obstruct (an opening, orifice, or passage)‘thick makeup can occlude the pores’
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- ‘Cystourethroscopy showed a large bladder tumor completely occluding the right ureteric orifice.’
- ‘Tumors in the tracheobronchial tree often occlude major airways producing obstructive pneumonitis and hypoxia.’
- ‘In ACS, the unstable plaque ruptures, thromboses, and occludes the artery, causing angina.’
- ‘Furthermore, this stent can be implanted without occluding the side bronchus.’
- ‘Devices for occluding the urethra include urethral plugs and, more recently, expandable urethral devices.’
- ‘In their study, Morgan and coworkers occluded the contralateral nostril, and the patients therefore performed a ‘gasp’ rather than a sniff.’
- ‘The left middle cerebral artery was almost completely occluded by fungal emboli.’
- ‘An ascending dissection occasionally can occlude the ostium of a coronary artery and lead to myocardial infarction.’
- ‘Margaret's left internal carotid artery was completely occluded at its origin.’
- ‘However, these side chains do not fully occlude the pore but rather appear to form a hydrophobic barrier to ion permeation.’
- ‘The prime focus in the treatment of an AMI in the 1980s and 1990s was on the re-establishment of flow in the acutely occluded coronary artery.’
- ‘The important feature of this closed state model is that the side chains of leucines of the Equatorial ring do not occlude the pore completely.’
- ‘Fibroid embolisation - both uterine arteries are occluded using a transfemoral approach.’
- ‘After acquiring Doppler sounds at the palmar arch, the RNFA occludes the radial artery flow.’
- ‘Then to add totally to all my problems, my thyroid has overgrown and was occluding my throat.’
- ‘Instead, the barrel pore is occluded by a large, globular amino-terminal domain, termed the plug.’
- ‘In 1882, Karl Huber reported on 17 patients with cardiac infarcts, which he attributed to occluded coronary arteries.’
- ‘In earlier models of the closed nAChR channel, pore-facing side chains of leucines of the Equatorial ring almost occlude the pore.’
- ‘The size of the catheter should be small enough so as not to occlude the artificial airway totally, thus avoiding excessive negative pressure.’
- ‘All this is jam-packed into your sinuses and other nasal structures, occluding your airway completely.’
- 1.1Shut (something) in.‘they were occluding the waterfront with a wall of buildings’
- 1.2Cover (an eye) to prevent its use.‘it is placed at eye level with one eye occluded’
- ‘He uses the finding of Wiesel and Hubel, that kittens reared with one eye occluded do not have binocular cells in the visual cortex, to support the converse of Hebb's postulate.’
- ‘They fixated the center of the display while they occluded one eye with the ipsilateral hand.’
2[no object] (of a tooth) close on or come into contact with another tooth in the opposite jaw.
- ‘The anteriormost teeth are smaller than the more posterior ones, and the anterior upper teeth do not occlude with the anterior lower teeth.’
- ‘It consists of a pair of mandibular tooth plates that occludes with two pairs of plates above.’
- ‘The peglike first upper molar does not occlude with any tooth of the lower jaw, so it serves no clear function.’
- ‘It does occlude with this tooth in what appears to be a fully functional manner, and it retains the pattern of its cusps.’
- ‘The protocone and, if present, the hypocone of the upper molar occlude directly with this surface.’
- ‘This matching of the cusps allowed the teeth to occlude, or meet, in a precision bite.’
- ‘Because only one tooth row can occlude at a time in goats, the bite point acts as a fulcrum.’
- ‘The clear implication is that, at least in Idiognathodus, the teeth occluded in a regular and precise way.’
(of a solid) absorb and retain (a gas or impurity)
Late 16th century: from Latin occludere shut up.
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