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Masticatory

Definition

noun

(medicine) A (medicinal) substance chewed (but not swallowed) to encourage secretion of saliva.


adjective

(1) Pertaining to, or used in mastication.

(2) Used for, or adapted for, chewing.

(3) Relating to the organs of mastication.


Supplement

Word origin: NL masticātōrius

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