Individual variation in the occlusal pattern of the molariform teeth is slight.
Note especially the variation in complexity of occlusal pattern, width of re-entrant folds, and degree of tubercularity.
occlusal views of the upper left and lower right molariform teeth of the two subgenera of the genus Proechimys.
M3 shows a great amount of wear, and the occlusal pattern is not too clear.
Both of the lateral re-entrant folds of the premolar are deep vertically, and consequently would not disappear with occlusal wear.
The grooves provide a serrated cutting edge on the occlusal edge of the upper incisor.
The occlusal pattern shows little variation and was of no use in separating species.
M3 of geomyids is not usually recovered and, therefore, the occlusal pattern of M3 is unknown in most extinct kinds of Geomys.
occlusal views of upper and lower right cheek-teeth, of the three Recent genera of the subfamily Zapodinae.
At this stage, the occlusal configuration would be in a U-pattern (m1 in Fig. 5E).
occlusal oc·clu·sal (ə-klōō'zəl, -səl)
Of or relating to occlusion or closure.
Of or relating to the contacting surfaces of opposing teeth, especially the biting or chewing surfaces.
occlusion oc·clu·sion (ə-klōō'zhən)
The act of occluding or the state of being occluded.
An obstruction or a closure of a body passage.
Any contact between the cutting or chewing surfaces of opposing teeth.
The alignment of the teeth of the upper and lower jaws when brought together.
The absorption of a gas or other substance, as by a metal.
The inclusion of one substance within another.