masticatory


1mas·ti·ca·to·ry

noun \ˈmas-ti-kə-ˌtr-ē\
plural mas·ti·ca·to·ries

Definition of MASTICATORY

:  a substance chewed to increase saliva

First Known Use of MASTICATORY

1583

2masticatory

adjective

Definition of MASTICATORY

1
:  used for or adapted to chewing <masticatory limbs of an arthropod>
2
:  of, relating to, or involving the organs of mastication <masticatory paralysis>

First Known Use of MASTICATORY

1611

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