noun man·du·ca·tion

Definition of manducation



  1. 1a obsolete :  the taking of food :  eating b :  communion 2c

  2. 2 :  the act of chewing —now used chiefly of invertebrate animals

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Origin and Etymology of manducation

Late Latin manducation-, manducatio, from Latin manducatus + -ion-, -io -ion

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to cast off or become cast off

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