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prehension

 [pre-hen´shun]
the act of grasping.

pre·hen·sion

(prē-hen'shŭn),
The act of grasping, or taking hold of.

prehension

/pre·hen·sion/ (-hen´shun) the act of grasping.

prehension

[-hen′shən]
the use of the hands and fingers to grasp, pick up objects, or pinch.

pre·hen·sion

(prē-hen'shŭn)
The act of grasping, or taking hold of.

prehension

the act of grasping. Common usage is grasping with the mouth for food.

difficult prehension
needs to be classified into difficulty in approaching food, paralysis of the tongue or jaws, malapposition of incisor teeth, pain in the mouth, foreign body in the mouth, and defective development of the lips or tongue.