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deglutition

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noun de·glu·ti·tion \ˌdē-glü-ˈti-shən, ˌde-glü-\

Definition of deglutition

  1. :  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


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deglutition

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noun de·glu·ti·tion \ˌdē-ˌglü-ˈtish-ən, ˌdeg-ˌlü-\

Medical Definition of deglutition

  1. :  the act, power, or process of swallowing




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