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masticatory

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the participle stem of Latin masticare.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

masticatory (plural masticatories)

  1. (chiefly medicine) Something chewed, originally as a medicine, now typically for pleasure or to increase the flow of saliva.

AdjectiveEdit

masticatory (not comparable)

  1. Of, or relating to mastication.
  2. Used for chewing.