masticatory definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or found in mastication: masticatory muscle tissue.
    • adjusted for chewing.
    • Of, or associated with mastication.
    • employed for chewing.
    • Chewing; adapted to do work of chewing food.
  • noun:
    • A medicinal compound chewed to increase salivation.
    • anything chewed, initially as a medicine, now typically for enjoyment or even to increase the movement of saliva.
    • A substance is chewed to boost the saliva.
    • A substance chewed to excite the release of saliva.
  • others:
    • pertaining or regarding mastication; used in or effected by chewing: because, the masticatory device or procedure.

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