bruxism

[ bruhk-siz-uh m ]
/ ˈbrʌk sɪz əm /

noun Pathology.

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Origin of bruxism

1935–40; < Greek *brȳx(is) a gnashing of teeth (brȳ́k(ein) to gnash, bite + -sis -sis) + -ism
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British Dictionary definitions for bruxism

bruxism
/ (ˈbrʌksɪzəm) /

noun

the habit of grinding the teeth, esp unconsciously

Word Origin for bruxism

irregularly formed from Greek brykein to gnash the teeth + -ism
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Medical definitions for bruxism

bruxism
[ brŭksĭz′əm ]

n.

The habitual involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep, as from anger, tension, fear, or frustration.
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Scientific definitions for bruxism

bruxism
[ brŭksĭz′əm ]

The habitual, involuntary grinding or clenching of the teeth, usually during sleep and sometimes associated wth stress.
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