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mastication

 [mas″tĭ-ka´shun]
the act of chewing.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

mas·ti·ca·tion

(mas'ti-kā'shŭn),
The process of chewing food in preparation for deglutition and digestion; the act of grinding or comminuting with the teeth.
[L. mastico, pp. -atus, to chew]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

mastication

noun The act of chewing.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

mas·ti·ca·tion

(mas'ti-kā'shŭn)
The process of chewing food in preparation for deglutition and digestion; the act of grinding or comminuting with the teeth.
[L. mastico, pp. -atus, to chew]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

mastication

Chewing.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

mastication

the process of chewing and breaking down food particles before swallowing.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

mas·ti·ca·tion

(mas'ti-kā'shŭn)
Process of chewing food in preparation for deglutition and digestion.
[L. mastico, pp. -atus, to chew]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012