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The act of grinding or crushing with the teeth; mastication.
Mandibular action during mastication of food to make it soft enough to swallow.
n the movements of the mandible during mastication; controlled by neuromuscular action and limited by the anatomic structure of the temporomandibular joints. See also mastication.
n See cycle, chewing.
n See force, chewing.