In some instances pseudo-membrane is so massed in plugs as to occlude the cavity of the tube, as with obturators.
When the nitration is completed, screw up the clamps and so occlude the two pieces of pressure tubing.
At the same time it may so compress the main tube as to occlude its calibre and prevent access of food to the stomach.
In finely divided form it has the ability to absorb or occlude gases, especially oxygen and hydrogen.
The presence of old splits is often indicated by a ridge of callous, the result of the cambium's effort to occlude the wound.
occlude oc·clude (ə-klōōd')
v. oc·clud·ed, oc·clud·ing, oc·cludes
To cause to become closed; obstruct.
To prevent the passage of.
To bring together the upper and lower teeth in proper alignment for chewing.
To enclose a virus, as in an inclusion body.
In chemistry, to absorb and retain gases and other substances.