occlusion occlusion  /ə ˈklu ʒən/


  1. (n) closure or blockage (as of a blood vessel)
  2. (n) (meteorology) a composite front when colder air surrounds a mass of warm air and forces it aloft
  3. (n) (dentistry) the normal spatial relation of the teeth when the jaws are closed
  4. (n) an obstruction in a pipe or tube
  5. (n) the act of blocking


  1. On the 44th anniversary of PTI's first issue, America's greatest maker of magazines died in Phoenix of a coronary occlusion.
  2. The damage is permanent, and its severity depends greatly on the size of the affected artery and the speed and completeness of the occlusion.
  3. The majority of patients survive their first coronary occlusion.


  1. Research and Markets: Retinal Vein Occlusion - Pipeline Review, H1 2013

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Retinal Vein Occlusion - Pipeline Review, H1 2013" report t
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. OASIS(R) Medical Inc. and Shape Ophthalmics, LLC Announce Joint Venture to Introduce an Innovative Shape Memory ...

    OASIS Medical Inc., manufacturer and distributor of high quality reusable and disposable surgical instruments, punctal occlusion devices, and ocular lubricating and cleansing solutions, is pleased to enter ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

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