deglutition


de·glu·ti·tion

noun \ˌdē-glü-ˈti-shən, ˌde-glü-\

Definition of DEGLUTITION

:  the act or process of swallowing

Origin of DEGLUTITION

French déglutition, from Latin deglutire to swallow down, from de- + glutire, gluttire to swallow — more at glutton
First Known Use: 1650

de·glu·ti·tion

noun \ˌdē-ˌglü-ˈtish-ən, ˌdeg-ˌlü-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEGLUTITION

: the act, power, or process of swallowing

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