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chew·ing

(chū'ing)
The act of grinding or crushing with the teeth; mastication.
[O.E. cēowan]

chew·ing

(chū'ing)
Mandibular action during mastication of food to make it soft enough to swallow.
[O.E. cēowan]

chewing,

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.
chewing cycle,
chewing force,

chewing


chewing disease
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Two chewing sequences of 20 seconds were recorded, as described above.
I thought one of the adults would have said something until I noticed Jackson's father was chewing as well.
Many studies show that chewing gum after meals fights cavities by stimulating the production of saliva.
Military personnel in a field environment, where high carbohydrate foods are consumed and little or no regular oral hygiene is performed, would benefit greatly from chewing xylitol chewing gum, if it was included in the place of the current sucrose chewing gum in MRE packages.
For your patients who chew gum, you can help them find xylitol in highly appealing chewing gums available at the candy counter of most grocery stores, convenience stores or discount retailers.
Mr Mallon told this week's meeting of Middlesbrough Council that new paving being laid in the town centre was being damaged by chewing gum.
When respondents were asked how they would describe their gum chewing, 39% maintained that their style is silent and discrete.
Scientists in Japan have already performed tests which prove chewing prevents memory loss in the elderly.
Ordinary chewing gum I is made from sugar, flavorings, and color, blended in a chewy base.
For four hours after they finished chewing the full-fat cream cheese, their average blood triglyceride levels were higher than after they chewed the fat-free cream cheese suggesting that the full-fat cream cheese made them handle the safflower oil differently.
As new players saw older players chewing, they picked up the habit, too.