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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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Other circular or elliptical impressions on tissues may clinically resemble human bite marks, such as: door knobs, heel impressions or ECG electrodes.
Mike McCabe, the consultant in accident and emergency medicine at the hospital said doctors had for the first time given human bite injuries a specific diagnosis of their own.
It is unusual for a human bite to transmit necrotising fasciitis, and the doctors knew of only two previous cases.
For human bites, the clinical evaluation must consider possible exposure of both the bite recipient and the person who inflicted the bite.
On an annual basis, dog bites make up 80% (1 million to 2 million) of bite wounds; cat bites account for up to 15% (about 400,000); and human bites account for 2%-3%.
Because of the increase in cases, South Wales GPs plan to set up a separate record for human bite wounds.
Scientists have reported the first case of HIV they believe was transmitted by a human bite.
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Josh also had human bite marks on his arm, which exactlymatched Davenport's teeth, the defendant lying that he had bitten him while trying to resuscitate him.
I have done a bit of work on human bite marks, so I have developed some expertise.
Of 50 patients with infected human bite wounds, 70% were men, 86% had bites to the hands, and 54% were hospitalized for infection.
The human bite wound was cleaned and dressed but became infected and, when she returned to hospital two days later, a compound fracture of the finger was found.