Masticatory definition

măstĭ-kə-tôrē
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A medicinal substance chewed to increase salivation.
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Of, relating to, or used in mastication.

Masticatory muscles.

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Adapted for chewing.
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Of or for mastication; specif., adapted for chewing.
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Any substance to be chewed but not swallowed.
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Of, relating to, or used in mastication.

Masticatory muscles.

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Adapted for chewing.
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A medicinal substance chewed to increase salivation.
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(chiefly medicine) Something chewed, originally as a medicine, now typically for pleasure or to increase the flow of saliva.
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Of, or relating to mastication.
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Used for chewing.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
masticatory
Plural:
masticatories

Origin of masticatory

  • From the participle stem of Latin masticare.

    From Wiktionary