bite

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(bīt)


1. To cut with the teeth.
2. An injury in which the body surface is torn by an insect or animal, resulting in abrasions, punctures, or lacerated wounds. There may be evidence of a wound, usually surrounded by a zone of redness and swelling, often accompanied by pain, itching, or throbbing. This type of wound often becomes infected and may contain specific noxious materials such as bacteria, toxins, viruses, or venom.
SEE: sting
3. In dentistry, the angle and manner in which the maxillary and mandibular teeth occlude.
SEE: occlusion

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