Origin of bruxism
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- the habit of grinding the teeth, esp unconsciously
irregularly formed from Greek brykein to gnash the teeth + -ism
Word Origin and History for bruxism
"grinding the teeth unconsciously," from Greek ebryxa, aorist root of brykein "to gnash the teeth."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The habitual involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep, as from anger, tension, fear, or frustration.
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- The habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep and sometimes associated wth stress.
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