malaxation

noun malax·a·tion \ˌmaləkˈsāshən, məˌlakˈs-\

Definition of malaxation

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the act or process of reducing to a soft mass by malaxating

  2. 2 :  the process by which parasitic and predatory hymenoptera chew their victims previous to feeding by the adult or larvae

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Origin and Etymology of malaxation

Late Latin malaxation-, malaxatio act of softening, from Latin malaxatus + -ion-, -io -ion


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