masticatory

Relating to mastication.

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mas·ti·ca·to·ry 'mas-ti-kə-.tōr-ē, -.tȯr- adj
1) used for or adapted to chewing <the \masticatory muscles>
2) of, relating to, or involving the organs of mastication <\masticatory paralysis>
masticatory n, pl -ries a substance chewed to increase saliva

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mas·ti·ca·to·ry (masґtĭ-kə-tor″e) 1. subserving or pertaining to mastication; affecting the muscles of mastication. 2. a remedy to be chewed but not swallowed.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Masticatory — Mas ti*ca*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. masticatoire.] Chewing; adapted to perform the office of chewing food. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Masticatory — Mas ti*ca*to*ry, n.; pl. { ries}. (Med.) A substance to be chewed to increase the saliva. Bacon. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • masticatory — [mas′tikə tôr΄ē] adj. of or for mastication; specif., adapted for chewing n. pl. masticatories any substance to be chewed but not swallowed, as a medicine …   English World dictionary

  • masticatory — I. noun (plural ries) Date: 1583 a substance chewed to increase saliva II. adjective Date: 1611 1. used for or adapted to chewing < masticatory limbs of an arthropod > 2. of, relating to, or involving the organs of mastication …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • masticatory — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷kəˌtōrē, tȯr , ri, chiefly Brit | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|kātəri or ā.tri adjective Etymology: masticate + ory 1. : used for chewing : adapted to mastication masticatory limbs of an arthropod 2. : of, relating to, or involving the organs of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • masticatory — /mas ti keuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj., n., pl. masticatories. adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or used in or for mastication. n. 2. Pharm. a medicinal substance to be chewed, as to promote the secretion of saliva. [1605 15; < NL masticatorius. See… …   Universalium

  • masticatory — 1. adjective a) Of, or relating to mastication. b) Used for chewing. 2. noun Something chewed to increase the flow of saliva …   Wiktionary

  • masticatory — mas·ti·ca·to·ry || mæstɪkÉ™tÉ™rɪ adj. of chewing; for chewing, chewable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • masticatory — mas·ti·ca·to·ry …   English syllables

  • masticatory — /ˈmæstəkeɪtəri/ (say mastuhkaytuhree) adjective 1. of, relating to, or used in or for mastication. –noun (plural masticatories) 2. a medicinal substance to be chewed, as to promote the secretion of saliva …   Australian English dictionary

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