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Oscitate

oscitate

To yawn; to gape.

Origin: L. Oscito, fr. Os, mouth, _ cieo, to put in motion


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why do we yawn???

... mean it is yawning... this is from the dictionary yawn 1. To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate. "The lazy, yawning drone." "And while above he spends his breath, The yawning audience nod beneath." (Trumbull) 2. To ...

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by kiekyon
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:58 am
 
Forum: Physiology
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