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bite

1. Angling an attempt by a fish to take the bait or lure
2. the depth of cut of a machine tool
3. the grip or hold applied by a tool or chuck to a workpiece
4. Dentistry the angle or manner of contact between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed naturally
5. the surface of a file or rasp with cutting teeth
6. the corrosive action of acid, as on a metal etching plate

What does it mean when you dream about a bite?

If one is being bitten in a dream, it can reflect feelings about something threatening in one’s environment, or feeling threatened by one’s own repressed anger or sexuality. If the dreamer is doing the biting, it can reflect everything from self-assertiveness to the desire to attack something or someone in one’s environment. Biting finds expression in an usually large range of idioms that might find expression in dreams: “bite the bullet,” “their bark is worse than their bite,” “bite off more than you can chew,” “bite the dust,” “bite the hand that feeds you,” “bite their head off,” and “they won’t bite.” (See also Dentures, Teeth).

bite

[bīt]
(biology)
To seize with the teeth.
Closure of the lower teeth against the upper teeth.
(engineering)
In glazing, the length of overlap of the inner edge of a frame over the edge of the glass.
(graphic arts)
In photoengraving, the various stages of etching accomplished through the action of acid.
(medicine)
Skin injury produced by an animal's teeth or the mouthparts of an insect.

bite

In glazing, the distance by which the inner edge of a frame (or a stop) overlaps the edge of the glass or panel.

BITE (built-in test equipment)

A monitoring device that assesses the serviceability and health of aircraft and/or engines and indicates the results. It assists both the maintenance personnel and the aircrew.

bite

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Dog and cat bites to the hand: treatment and cost assessment.
Pasteurella multocida infection following cat bites in humans.
Cat-scratch disease is most often spread from cats to humans by scratches, but other forms of transmission, including cat bites, have been suggested (7).
The site of it is a common place for cat bite abscesses.
THIS could be an abscess from a cat bite, or it could be a problem with your cat's anal sacs, which give out a secretion that acts as a scent marker.
Ten days after a cat bite, lymph nodes can swell up and "cat scratch fever" can develop.
No typical bite marks were observed in either of the patients, but the history of cat bite raises the possibility of an indirect manner of transmission, through the bite of another vector, previously infected by a bat.
A cat bite abscess would, therefore, normally be the first thing a vet would think of when examining a lame cat.
Another possible cause of a skin wound like this is a burst cat bite abscess, but the location under your cat's arm would be a little unusual.
Ulceroglandular and pulmonary tularemia: a case resulting tkmn a cat bite to the hand.
Carol, AA cat bite can be serious so I would recommend taking your cat to your vet as soon as possible.
In all cases, isolates were recovered from an animal bite wound; 17 (77%) were isolated from a dog bite wound, 4 (18%) from a cat bite wound, and one (5%) from an unspecified animal bite.