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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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Unilateral or bilateral posterior cross bites co-existed with class II molar angle relation in 65.
The purpose of this study was to bridge the knowl- edge gap regarding prevalence of different types of occlusal traits (Class 1 normal occlusion Class 1 Class 2 division 1 Class 2 division 2 and Class3 malocclu- sion) crowding overjet (OJ) overbite (OB) midline diastema and cross bite in children between the age of 12-15 years and by comparing the same between male and female which will in turn help in deciding the treatment needs specific to them.
sagittal occlusion over jet (OJ) overbite (OB) crowd- ing midline diastema and cross bite according to the defined parameters mentioned in Table 1.
Anterior cross bite and posterior crossbite was observed in 61 (8.
Key words: Talon cusps, Dens invaginatus, Short roots, Microdontia, Dilacerations, Cross bite
Other dental variations included an anterior open bite and bilateral posterior cross bite in relation to mandibular first molars.
4 In addition to all these anomalies an anterior open bite and bilateral posterior cross bite was also present in this case.
On the other hand, adults showed higher per-centage for unilateral posterior cross bite than overjet and overbite anomalies.
Defects in the vertical (deep bites--22%) were the second most numerous group of malocclusions, while cross bites --47 (9.
Patients with presence of cross bites or skeletal and dental deformity was excluded from the study.