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masticatory

noun mas·ti·ca·to·ry \ ˈmas-ti-kə-ˌtȯr-ē \

Definition of masticatory

plural masticatories
: a substance chewed to increase saliva

First Known Use of masticatory

1583


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masticatory

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


Medical Dictionary

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masticatory

adjective mas·ti·ca·to·ry \ ˈmas-ti-kə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- \

medical Definition of masticatory

1 : used for or adapted to chewing
  • the masticatory muscles
2 : of, relating to, or involving the organs of mastication
  • masticatory paralysis

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masticatory

noun

medical Definition of masticatory

plural masticatories
: a substance chewed to increase saliva

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