components of mastication


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com·po·nents of mas·ti·ca·tion

the various jaw movements that are made during the act of mastication, as determined by the neuromuscular system, the temporomandibular articulations, the teeth, and the food being chewed; divided, for purposes of analysis or description, into opening, closing, left lateral, right lateral, and anteroposterior components.
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com·po·nents of mas·ti·ca·tion

(kŏm-pōnĕnts masti-kāshŭn)
Various jaw movements made during act of chewing, as determined by the neuromuscular system, the temporomandibular articulations, the teeth, and the food being chewed; divided, for purposes of analysis or description, into opening, closing, left lateral, right lateral, and anteroposterior components.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012